Faith is for the…

There is an idea among thinking people that faith is for the weak.

And that is certainly what we see most often: the “opium for the masses”, the religiousness of the simple.

But that is not all there is to faith.

There is also faith-by-weighed-decision, faith-with-questions, faith-forged-from-fire.

And there is child-like faith. Which is so different from blind religiousness that it is beautiful. The innocence and purity are immediately recognizable and cherished by even the harshest critic of religion. Curiously, child-like faith, sweet and light, feels foundational. Part of our heart envies the child for his faith.

And it is not just for children or beginning belief. Apparently, it should be our standard; our goal. How can that be? Can you be enlightened and have child-like faith? Should you be?

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One comment

  1. You are right, faith is tough. I often think about Hebrews 11; “Faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen.” And substance and evidence would stand up in any court of law. And the words, “through faith we understand…” That’s for sure!

    You are a man of faith. May God bless you!

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