I told a group of 13 years old – We can teach you about the religion but faith, you have to discover it yourself.
Some of them get the meaning of faith. Some give a blur look but I am pretty sure they know what faith is but just cant find the word to describe it.
However, many of us probably never know what faith is even when it slammed into us.
It will be kind of sad if one doesn’t have faith. Faith is what keeps hope alive, and keeps us living a full life.
I have faith in friends, strangers, situations, nature and of course, all boils down to Jesus.
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Maybe I have a naive outlook, maybe I am loved by God to have a big dose of faith, maybe I like to escape and being irresponsible and pile things on a God we can’t see. But maybe I am really in Christ and faith comes to me naturally.
Looking back, being in Christ has left me less insecure because there is always a Saviour in the shadows to pull me out of deep waters. I have a Counsellor to guide me from getting into trouble. I have a Comforter to sooth the fears and pains. I have the One God which is synonymous with faith.
In this Year of Faith, Catholics are called to pray , “Lord, increase my faith”. Amen.