In recent conversations with others, I have been moved more and more to reflect on faith. Faith is an essential part of who we are. Without faith we have nothing. We put our faith in God every day- or at least we should strive to. We are made in the Image and Likeness of God; we are his sons and daughters.
Take for example the relationship between a child and their parent. The child takes, as an act of faith, albeit known or unknown at that time, that the parent will love them, nurture them and do anything to care for them. The parent likewise takes it as an act of faith, that the child loves them, cares for them, and nurtures them. So to as the relationship between God and man, there should be an act of faith.
God created us in His image and likeness. Why would he do such a thing? He does this because He loves us. He cares for us, for our eternal immortal soul. He loves us and we should love Him too. But there are times when we don’t. There is this thing called sin. Brought into this world by Lucifer, God’s favored one, to disrupt our relationship with God. It eats away at our soul because it enacts us to turn away from God and thus, destroys our faith in what Is.
When our faith becomes diminished or non-existent we become uneasy, we are depressed or find ourselves in a state of despair. We will be stuck in this despair, depression…whatever you want to call it, until we are able to break the bonds of sin. When we turn to God and ask of His mercy in the Sacraments we open up the pathway to God’s overflowing abundances of Grace. The Grace of Faith, the Grace of relationship, the bonds and unity with God. We have the ability to believe, to have faith, in the unknown, the mysterious everlasting God.