A mediator was walking along a lovely mountain path when he carelessly slipped over the edge of a steep gorge. Clinging to a shrub on the mountainside, recognizing the serious peril, he shouted, “Is there anybody up there?”
Hearing nothing but his echo, his desperation mounting, he shouted louder and louder each time, “Is there anybody up there?”
Finally, a deep and powerful voice rained down from the sky with a question, “Do you have faith?”
“Yes, yes, I have faith!” he replied.
“Then let go,” said the voice from above.
The mediator hesitated a few seconds, then shouted, “Is there anybody else up there?”