Faith is only found when needed

Faith is only found when needed,
only real when used.
Until then it is a seed
waiting to burst forth into
living hope.

~ Judith A. Hartley

Our spiritual food

...Consider this then: That there is a level of truth, vitally important to human beings, which lies beyond the explainable, demonstrable natural world. In fact, this truth is often more important and sustaining to human beings because it is an eternal truth, not changeable, never at the mercy of different historical theories, or the whims of the scientist, or the observer of heavenly bodies. This truth, in a sense, is our spiritual food.

~ from THE MESSIAH STONES by Irving Benig

Take the first step in faith

Take the first step in faith, you don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

The great truth

The small truth has words that are clear; the great truth has great silence.
~ Rabindranath Tagore

The function of fatih

The function of faith is not to reduce mystery to rational clarity, but to integrate the unknown and the known together in a living whole, in which we are more and more able to transcend the limitations of our external self.

~ from NEW SEEDS OF CONTEMPLATION by Thomas Merton

May 2007 (Vol. XX, No. 5)

"Is there enough Silence for the Word to be heard?"

BLESSINGS OUT OF THE SILENCE, dear friends! FAITH is in recognizing Love's Will unfolding daily in our lives ... in the Silence ... in mysterious ways. In the depth of silence is hidden the Source of love, the Divine Guest, dwelling within every heart. Faith is the eye that unveils this sweet Treasure and illuminates its eternal love. Where is fear in such faith?Only love remains. Silent be ... and see.

This movement is living faith its light is hope

The divine and flaming Word shines in the world in the silence of the soul and "moves" it. This movement is living faith and its light is hope or illumination, while all springs from the Divine Fire which is Love or union with God.

~ Anonymous

We naturally use our faith to strengthen our relationship with God

We naturally use our faith to strengthen our relationship with God, to focus our thoughts on what is good, to help us love our neighbor. I ask a lot from my faith. To me, it's not simply a place of comfort; it is a reference point from which I take the indecipherable events of my world and place them in a context that is holy, sacred, and dynamic. It won't make the world go away, but it does have the power to shape one into a person of deep sensitivity and true passion.

~ From Science of Mind, July 2002 - Randall Friesen

O faith, untainted and immortal, Thou art a stream miraculous

O faith, untainted and immortal,
Thou art a stream miraculous;
To heaven's home, Thou art the portal,
The dawn of future life for us.

O lamp of faith, within one burning,
Burn brighter, let none smother Thee,
Be Thou my guide as I am learning,
On paths of life, enlighten me.

~ Abbess Theisia

When it is beyond the power of reason to believe

Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the
power of reason to believe.

~ Voltaire
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