Doubt and faith
THE prayer of St. Francis of Assisi says: “Lord, make me an instrument of Thy Peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is DOUBT, FAITH.
After our discourse on the first three lines of Sr. Francis’ prayer, let us now focus on the fourth: “Where there is Doubt, Faith.
What is Faith? “Faith is being sure of what we hope for, and being certain of what we do not see’” (Hebrews 11:1)
In the book “There’s a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem” by “Wayne W. Dyer”, he mentions his earlier doubts about the existence of God. He felt that if he “couldn’t see it, touch it, feel it, or smell it, then it didn’t apply.”
He highlights the absurdity of a perfectly functioning universe without an underlying intelligence, God! His story goes:
“Imagine what it would be like to see a junkyard filled with millions of pieces of random junk: wires, bits of metal, tires, cushions, electrical machinery, screws and bolts, glass, toilet seats, and everything else you can imagine, ly- ing about haphazardly. Suddenly a gigantic wind blows through this messy junkyard and the pieces of junk are thrown up into the air, colliding with each other, flying and crashing here and there. Just as suddenly, the force of the wind subsides, and there in the junkyard where millions of pieces of trash had previously been, is a jumbo jet, a Boeing 747, all ready to fly”.
Imagine once more….
Imagine your body, with millions of parts connected to one another, working in synch, allowing you to feel, touch, see, smell, hear, taste, think, digest, pump blood,