Tell us about the role that faith plays in your life — or doesn’t.
The above prompt is today’s writing challenge. I usually post snapshots on Saturdays, so today I decided I’d choose one that goes along with my response to the writing prompt.
Faith. There have been times I did not have it, and I can tell you this, those were some dark days.
At Christmastime and every day, I need the light that faith provides. I see faith as a candle shining, a baby with outstretched arms promising…that’s what I see.
I know we all walk our own paths in this life, and I’m not here to debate right or wrong, truth or lie.
I only know about me. I know that faith sustains me. I look for the good and I find it. I ask for help and I receive it.
I have outward signs of faith: a rosary, a prayer journal, a crèche for baby Jesus.
The inward signs, though, are what sustain me: memories of answered prayers, daily reminders through people I know, a determination to live and look for good.
So, this word faith, is it something more than goodness and light? Well, of course.
It is God in me. It is God in every person I meet…friend as well as enemy, believer as well as those who are unsure, or who say No, no faith for me. I know this can be so because it has been so for me. There can be a turning point whether one is looking for it or not.
It is faith that through each encounter with another, just by being a messenger of light and childlike goodness, maybe
a spark of something good results…and call it faith or not, we do need more of that.