What A Difference Faith Makes

I do not have to believe that God exists. I know that for a certain.
It is how I understand why there is something instead of nothing,
why we exist instead of not exist.
But I need faith to believe
that this God the Creator knows me as an individual
and loves me personally as I am.

Now what if the Christ I believe in was merely a mortal and not a god at all?
I would still choose to follow him for he has shown me a way to live.
He showed me that a life devoted to serving others
gives depth and meaning to what I do.
He spent his life saving and satisfying people around him.
He taught the great commandment of love,
which is the only sensible choice in a world
gone mad with insane pride and greed.

Thus, to go beyond this possibility that Jesus was just a man,
I need faith to believe that God actually became a man in Jesus Christ,
so that I can know, love and serve him in words and actions
that are intelligible and meaningful to me.

What if the eternal life he promised cannot happen
and life indeed ends in death?
I would still believe in him because he has shown me
that heaven on earth is poosible if we but follow his teachings.
I think of and am grateful for the family and friends
I have in life with whom I share this relationship with him
for it has made my life one cheerful, fulfilling journey.
I would die happy and not mind if there were nothing else after.

Thus, I need faith to believe that this promise of eternal life is true.
Our common belief in Christ have made for many moments of grace and true blessings.
With the gift of Faith, this stoic resignation is transformed
into a joyful expectation of
“the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting!”

“Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me?
The words that I speak to you I do not speak on my own.
The Father who dwells in me is doing his works. 
Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me,
or else, believe because of the works themselves.”

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