This time of year seems to invite us in to contemplate the light within us, the light of faith.
What exactly is faith?
According to the Catholic theologian, St. Augustine, “Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.”
Mark Twain puts it this way, “Your faith is what you believe not what you know.”
For me, having faith means that I keep moving toward the goals and dreams I have, knowing that I am supported. Even if I cannot see the angels, guides or way-showers, I believe they are there, helping, healing and willing to be called upon for support.
Faith helps us to be buoyed and supported as we continue to choose love amidst all the fear and uncertainty that is perpetually stoked around us.
And as I look back at the turbulent 2018, and ahead to 2019, I feel called to invite all of us to strengthen our faith.