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Faith is not belief, it’s openness

Stephen C. Rose
Jul 6, 2015 · 2 min read

Faith is not belief it’s openness

It is a childlike sense of what can be

It is the active face of hopefulness

It’s like a prayer whose answer is a certainty

Help us to go into this realm of faith

and then to learn the simple ways of prayer

Help us to enter day by day

and make us ever more aware

Faith nurtures more than what we eat or drink

Faith springs from deep within our longing soul

It’s more than what we say or what we think

It is the very stuff that makes us whole

It matters not if we are bluff or loud

or see ourselves as those who have done harm

We’re free and fallible but faith can hold us now

and welcome us and bring joy to our heart

No matter who no matter what faith shows a way

The toughest nut to crack becomes inert

The feeblest one holds every threat at bay

Faith has a means of healing every hurt

So let us join the army that beings peace

Turn us into the partisans of right

Help us be the ones who bring release

To all who cry for solace in the night

Stephen C. Rose has written a number of books(Fiction/Non-fiction). You can tweet him here.

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