Hey, you know that story from the bible about Jesus walking on the water? Yeah. It's a true story.
But before you jump up and down and think, "Mike's gone Christian zealotry!" Listen to this...
Let me explain.
It is impossible to walk on water. Can't be done.
But I believe that this story about Jesus walking on water is not to be taken literally. This walking on water is a parable of sorts.
Both you and I know that man cannot walk on water. It's impossible!
In the bible, when Jesus walked on water, another disciple did too, but that disciple became fearful and fell in the water. Jesus held out his hand and pulled the guy up and said something about the disciple having, "Little faith."
What does this "Little faith" mean?
I think it's simple, really. It's all the same. Call it what you want: Faith, belief, positive thinking, PMA, total optimism, whatever. ... they are all the same.
Walking on water is impossible. Can't be done.
But the impossible can be done if you believe that you can accomplish something.
Imagine if the Wright Brothers didn't believe that they could fly, could they have? No! People told them "If God had intended man to fly, God would have given man wings!" Yet the brothers believed. And since they believed (had faith, positive thinking, PMA, total optimism) they were able to figure out how to fly.
Their belief moved mountains! Thus they were able to do the impossible: they flew!.... See? Jesus walking on water is not literal. It is figurative. Man flying is impossible, but they did it.... Belief can move mountains....
"Mike, I do believe that anything is possible, of all The Kinks fans in the world, I am the only one that plays guitar with Dave Davies, my biggest influence when I was a teenager (I know it's not walking on water but still)."
I wrote back to him: "Jonathan, Nah, for most people I think that playing with Ray Davies of the Kinks is like walking on water." (Hell, "Walking on water?" No way! That's like walking three feet in the air!)
For more see: Matthew 14:31 (Very interesting stories... But just don't take this stuff too literally!)