For me, faith comes down to the experience and exercise of basic trust.
I’ve been absent from here for a while. About 6 weeks to be exact. If you are a regular reader of Words of Wisdom?, you may have wondered what was going on. You might have concluded that I had just walked away. You may have given up looking for anything here.
I hope not. Truth is, life just got too busy for me, and the truth of a saying became my reality. When you say yes to something, you are automatically saying no to something else. I’ve said yes to a lot of things. Which means I’ve automatically said no to a number of things–including being able to write here regularly.
What I want to acknowledge is that faith, like this little daily reflection venture, is a two way street. Faith requires extending trust in someone, some thing, some set of events. Those people, things and events also extend some trust toward us.
Ponder that for a while. If there is no extension of trust, we are not talking about faith.
What is the nature of your ability to extend trust–and to receive trust from others?