Faith is the realization of what is hoped for
and evidence of things not seen.
Faith in the broader sense is not any specific religious belief but rather an awareness that God is present in our lives. It is an attuneness to the sacred and an openness to the possibilities of a relationship with the Holy. The challenge to faith is not so much disbelief as indifference or resistance to God’s movement within. Scripture calls it a “hard heart”. It denotes being closed to the work of God’s Spirit. We are cautioned:
“Today, if you hear God’s voice, harden not your hearts.”
Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew in me your Spirit.
What is your concept of faith? Review whether you have experienced a “hardened heart”. Why?
And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?”
Pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ.
The substance of the faith remains always the same, but the mode of its expression changes.
Pope John XXIII
The way of faith is necessarily obscure. We drive by night.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Ralph Waldo Emerson