No Shame in Faith

8 Jan

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I had a conversation with a friend once about past relationships. He began to talk about a woman he once dated when he was 25. He talked about how he was young and inexperienced with love and though he loved her he cheated on her often. He admitted there a couple of occasions when someone she knew would approach her to tell her about what he was doing. He said she would look them in the face and tell them that she wouldn’t believe then unless she found out for herself. He said he couldn’t understand why that was her response and he felt guilty and thought he would clean his act up. She became ill and died before he ever got the chance. I looked at him and I could see the pain and shane in his eyes. All he could say was that he had never been the same since.

When I thought about his story, I thought she had to have some suspicion. If not before she had been approached at least afterward. But she refused to believe what she didn’t know for herself. Well, now, that’s called Faith.

Faith cannot be substantiated. It cannot be persuaded. It cannot doubt. Despite the fact that the accusations were true, that woman’s peace of mind cane from her faith in the man she loved. Had he been true to the love and faith that she had in him, he might not be so tortured now. If ever you are so fortunate as to find someone who is willing to believe in you beyond all doubts, you should cleave to that person. That person loves you.

It is not easy to believe in something or someone when everything seems to be contrary to that belief. But do it anyway, and do it without embarrassment, because it isn’t about whether it is true or not. Fauth is about what you believe to be true and your commitment to that belief. What you believe changes the world around you.

There are no Violet Ambitions without Faith.

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