Faith is not mindless belief

We often talk about blind faith. I don’t really like that term because I don’t think real faith is mindless belief – that’s more likely to be gullibility. Faith is facing our doubts and digging deep beyond our conflicting emotions to that bedrock conviction that God is there, even though we can’t see him and at that moment may not feel him. And it is this kind of faith, I believe, that speaks most powerfully to people today.
I don’t think it has ever been more powerfully expressed than in three lines found scratched onto a wall in the Auschwitz concentration camp: ‘I believe in the sun even when it’s not shining. I believe in love even when I don’t feel it. I believe in God even when He is silent.’
Faith is our own spiritual perception of what our innermost being knows is true.

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