4. Faith

You can’t predict the future. But you can trust in some things about the direction of human thought and the power of the spirit. We humans like to work on things. We like to make progress. We like to be with people. We enjoy solving problems and making things better. But there is also in the world those destructive forces of spirits filled with hate, greed, and malice.

It’s hard to make sense of a spirit that desires destruction, isn’t it? It runs counter, I believe, to the more natural tendencies of a mind that wants to defeat, not create, problems. But it is present nonetheless. And you can trust in the fact that these worldly dark forces will remain intact until the final days.

So where does that leave us? Should we lose faith in tomorrow? Should we give way to the evil? Certainly not. We should continue to fight with the hope of tomorrow. We should continue thinking of and doing things that would mend the torn fabric of community and belonging.

No, we can’t predict tomorrow. But we can have faith in the preponderance of minds filled with creativity, love, and the desire for invention and problem-solving.

Day 4 Guide

Have faith in a tomorrow that would heal the pain of today. Face life with the hopefulness of a faith expecting the prevalence of goodness.

© 2006, Levi Hill

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