Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof. – Kahlil Gibran
The first decade of this century has been challenging. Terrorists raised our awareness of evil, and fear, to a place few of us could have ever imagined. Our world will never be the same again, or at least our feelings and sense of comfort and security in it.
An economic crisis brought recession and real financial hardship to practically everyone. Many were faced with losing their jobs and most of us had to manage through shrinking family budgets because of rising inflation and bank loans that exploded right in front of us.
At times the first decade of this century has been more than just challenging – it has been difficult and sometimes downright grim.
The past ten years have tested our resolve, patience and courage. Our faith has also been tested, but when I look into the faces of strangers, co-workers, friends and family I still see hope and I see some faith left in this world.
There is a sense I get from others that suggests “everything will be OK.” These people have not lost their faith, and I’m holding on to mine with both hands.
So, how do you keep the faith?
I’m starting a new project entitled A Time for Faith and I would be honored if you were a part of it. Please consider sharing how you keep your faith in difficult times. You may answer this question by contacting me in the following ways. Also, if you are willing to be interviewed for this project, please let me know that, too:
When leaving your answer, feel free to share a story that exemplifies your faith commitment. In addition to your strong faith, you may also discuss your commitment to hope, love, strength, trust and grace.
Thank you in advance for your support and participation. Look for details about A Time for Faith soon.
Blessings for a peaceful 2010,