The Thumbtack of Faith
At bottom, the difference between faith in God and all other alternatives is a choice: to believe or not to believe. But this is no blind leap of faith.
Faith is not irrational.
Faith is not insanity.
Faith is not stepping into the void.
Faith is sanity.
Faith is choosing to see what is actually there.
Faith is the choice to embrace life, the world, God.
Certainly, faith is not exhaustive knowledge or complete understanding. Faith believes certain things that are unseen. But we do not believe the unseen things based on nothing. Faith is not a shot in the dark. Faith is not a good guess.
Faith sees the stars and gapes in wonder. Faith sees a little baby in her mother’s arms and blinks back tears of astonishment. Faith sees even evil, mind-numbing atrocities and aches with revulsion. But these realities do not add up to nothing. They…