A comment on faith

I’ve been thinking on inspiration all week, but I thought it apropos for me to spend a few minutes considering faith.  It is Sunday, after all and the first Sunday of the Lenten season, if you want to get technical about things.  I found a few quotes about faith that I think are pretty dead on:

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but ended up where I intended to be — Douglas Adams

Faith makes all things possible.  Love makes all things easy. — Unknown

When you have come to the edge of all light that you know and are about to drop off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen:  there will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly. — Patrick Overton

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. — Mother Theresa

The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness. — Henry David Thoreau

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

To me, faith can manifest itself through many different ways–attending church, the act of prayer, meditiation.  But for me, the strongest manifestations are the less obvious ones–talking with a friend, a hug, creating (cooking, writing, painting, etc.)  But can faith be something that is practiced?  Or is it innate in each of us?
How do you practice faith?


3 thoughts on “A comment on faith

  1. I practice faith by doing things for others…by being a good person basically. If there's any chance of an afterlife or a greater being (and I think there is) then the chances are that's what that higher being would want of us.

  2. being a hard-bitten heathen secularist, i practice “faith” in perhaps a different way than a lot of people. i would more properly call it trust. i trust in community, science, the law, reason, and the power of the intellect. it's my trust in those things that keeps me going.

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