Belief and Faith

“I believe in a greater power

that manifests in a sacred spark of creativity within me.

I know and accept this.

I am nourished with the passion of affirmative prayer.

And with this,

and with a leap of faith,

I go forth and co-create with source.”

– c.boykin

 

In his weekly email, Fr Richard Rohr speaks about belied and faith:

“The terms belief and faith are often used synonymously. Yet they are very different. As David Benner says, “Belief is conviction of the trustworthiness of a proposition. . . . Faith, on the other hand, can never be reduced to beliefs or thoughts. . . . Beliefs are often simply objects of attachment that provide a misleading sense of certainty.” Faith welcomes unknowing and mystery.” 

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I invite you to consider joining Fr. Rohr’s email list. Center for Action and Contemplation.

Fr. Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition. He is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fr. Richard’s teaching is grounded in the Franciscan alternative orthodoxy—practices of contemplation and self-emptying, expressing itself in radical compassion, particularly for the socially marginalized.

Author: Clay Boykin

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