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double-edged faith

124728725_3aebf72775_b2In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don’t.  –Blaise Pascal  

Jude writes, ‘the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints’.  Just as we don’t need to understand the molecular structure of DNA to believe that such a thing exists — we can have faith without having all the answers.  There is a severe and hidden element of mystery to our faith.  Believing that which cannot be seen takes a measure of enlightenment.  Faith is not so much denying the nine different senses (interoceptivesenses included) — but it is an intentional focus upon that which is beyond all that we can get our arms around and explain.

What I have seen, touched, tasted, smelled, and heard — has drawn me to God, instead of having the polar opposite effect.  

And my life has been anything but a bowl of cherries.  I have lost my most precious love.  I have been sick and writhing in pain for months on end, sure I was on deaths’ imminent doorstep.  I have witnessed the terrible suffering of others first-hand.  But the light Pascal speaks of hasn’t gotten dimmer — only brighter.     

I still believe, only stronger than when I first began this journey of faith. 

  1. ancientfaithbrisbane
    March 28, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    We taste and see that the Lord is Good as we reflect on His majesty which is merely reflected as a narrow ray of light in creation.

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