Sunday, October 29: Champs & Misfits
There are a lot of ideas floating around about what faith is. Some are metaphorical: “Faith is the heart of the soul.” (Anonymous) Some are theological: “Faith is to believe, on the Word of God, what we do not see and its reward is to see and enjoy what we believe.” (Augustine) “Faith is a knowledge of the benevolence of God toward us and a certain persuasion of his veracity.” (Calvin)Some are silly: “Faith is sort of like calories. You can’t see them but you can see the results.” Some are fuzzy: “Faith is the awareness of the wonderful already.” (Thomas Merton) Others are patently false: “Faith is believing something you know isn’t true.”
The writer of Hebrews, however, give us God’s definition of faith: “Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” (Heb. 11:1) But what does that mean, exactly? We’ll find out this week. See you on Sunday!