Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The importance of faith in today's society

I woke up one morning with these words running thru my head "the importance of faith in today's society!" It wasn't something I was thinking about at all, (even though faith is monumental in my life) and I forgot about it as soon as I got out of bed.

I just thought about it again, today when I was talking with my youngest sister Vanessa about heeding dreams and following the sings that surround us.

So much as been said about faith; people have talked about it; books have been written on the subject. What more can anyone say about it? Do I want really want to go there? I am not a theologian, nor a philosopher, I haven't even studied religion, what do I really know about faith?

Faith, for me, is the ability to believe in something greater than ourselves.

Is faith important in today's society? I think so!

We are obsessed with having things. Material possessions are equaled with happiness. But then we have stress, depression, phobias, we are where is all the happiness we are supposed to have?

But when you believe there's a plan for your life, you find a certain peace. This is faith.

Faith enables you to see beauty in the little things. A sunset, apples hanging on a branch, a sleeping baby, the smell of clean laundry, freshly baked bread, and yourself; for you are part of something magestic.

Faith is believing that even though there's a lot that's wrong in the world, there's still so much that's beautiful.

Faith is believing that everyone is your brother, that love exists and that we matter.

Faith is important in our society because happiness doesn't come from having things, but knowing we belong!