What Faith Means

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“Like “a man in the divided sea” we walk on, leaving far behind us the shore of certitude. While on both sides stand walls of water that could at any moment sweep over us, leaving us buried in the unknown depths of our own inscrutable mystery. It is here we learn what faith means. It is here we discover that by faith we can stand alone and lost, yet know all the while that the Father holds us and will never let us go.”

~ James Finley, Merton’s Palace of Nowhere

Painting by Caspar David Friedrich (1775)

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