Monday, April 14, 2003

"You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy, that I might sing praises to You and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give You thanks forever". Psalm 30:11-12

"Is faith a risk? Of course. But failing to step out in faith is to risk missing real life". Neil Anderson "Life on the Cutting Edge".

Faith is a very interesting concept. Trusting something something you cannot see, something you cannot touch. It is very amazing that there are people who have any faith at all. As modern humans we are told by popular culture to trust certain products, to trust certain people, to trust certain companies, to trust our own desires, but we are not told to trust in some supernatural force. I guess this is a good thing that we are not told to trust a supernatural force, because that should be our choice as individuals. However, we are being lead away from the things we should be trusting. We should trust love and hope and faith. If we can accept that there is some order to the universe, that chaos does not reign free then these ideas only follow.

Maybe with war in Iraq and talk of war elsewhere in the Middle East I cannot help but wish that as a human race we would think outside the modern box and look for something that does not change because of popular opinion, look for something that we cannot buy, nor can we sell, look for something that transcends the trivial differences of us all. Maybe it’s completely unrealistic. But why should that stop us from trying?

“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. Love does not demand its own way. Love is not irritable, and it keeps no record of when it has been wronged. It is never glad about injustice but rejoices when truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance”. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

“ There are three things that will endure – faith, hope, and love – and the greatest of these is love”. 1 Corinthians 13:13

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