Faith is important for everyone, and not just in a religious sense. Faith gives us something to anchor to when our lives seem to be blowing out of control. The sails snapped and we have no control over where we wash ashore. Maybe we put ourselves in this predicament but that’s irrelevant now. We’re at the mercy of something and all we can do is pray, believe, trust, etc.
My dad once told me he goes to church because he seems to mess up when he doesn’t. I love that explanation. It has nothing to do with seeking eternal salvation or getting closer to God. Maybe that’s part of his reason, but the value for him is more tangible. Closer to this world. Being a better person for himself. I like the simplicity. Church helps, so he goes. Isn’t that how we treat most things in life?
Everyone knows what faith is and we all have some in our lives. It can be overwhelming to think too deeply about it. I know I usually end up at the same place I started. Searching for answers. Not necessarily answers, but explanations. But the thing about faith is that answers and explanations don’t matter. That’s why it’s so easy to cling to. Not knowing how it works or if it works is what makes it so easy to reach for.
P.S.: I will be uploading fewer posts so I can really consider what I’m writing.