"The functional definition of faith is accepting reality". (Unknown)
I was confused by this statement when I first heard it 5 or 6 years ago. I could see that it took faith to accept or face reality, but faith being "an acceptance of reality" didn't make sense to me. I actually was a bit resistant to the idea; something about it agitated me. I still can't say that I understand it but but for some reason, the statement now is intriguing and hopeful to me. Perhaps it has to do with coming to a new understanding of faith that makes me feel as though I am coming to faith for the first time.
a free fall
vulnerable yet unafraid
clarity in uncertainty
all that is needed has been freely given
no longer contending
without resistance, without striving...
open and receptive
embracing this place, this time
all is gift
opening to true faith
ultimate, daring trust
all that is...
one with God...
coming to faith for the first time.