Food for Thought: Faith
How do you explain faith to someone who doesn’t understand it or doesn’t believe in it?
I often run across people who claim they don’t have or can’t understand what faith is. I usually get these conversations in the daytime, as at night I am inside with family.
I simply ask the person to look up into the sky and tell what they see. They say sun, unless raining, blue sky, some clouds, that sort of thing. I then point out that they don’t see any stars? Of course not, they respond, it is daytime.
That is when I get them. None of their five senses tells them that the stars are there, yet they believe they are because they see them at night. They can explain why they can’t see them, but they cannot positively prove they are really there, because our senses don’t reveal them.
Then I tell them, that is what faith is all about. A belief in something they can’t see or their senses adequately explain. They do have faith, just not in what I am talking about, but sometimes, not all, it gives them Food for Thought, and a seed has been planted.
God Bless you all and may his grace continue to shine upon you.