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True Faith

Faith is to believe what we do not see or we do not understand. It is like a little boy who believes everything his father tells him. He believes, because, he trusts his father. He trusts his father because his father loves him; and because, his father is his very own. This is how it should be between God and us. We therefore, should have faith in God by believing in everything He tells us, even when we do not understand it; and by believing in His way of life. To believe is to accept in our heart and to act according to what we accept. Therefore, to believe that God loves us is to accept His love in our heart by loving others the way He loves us (John 15:12). Similarly, to believe in His forgiveness is to forgive others the way He forgives us (Matt 6:12). Also, to believe in His mercy is to be merciful like He is. God showed His love for us by having mercy on us and forgiving us of our sins against Him. He did this by compensating for our offenses against Him by His life. We too to have to forgive our offenders of their offenses against us; by having mercy on them; and by compensating for their offenses by the sacrifices we make for them. We must be willing to lay down our life for others, including for those who cause us grave hurt; just as God in His Divine mercy sacrificed His life for us, although we gravely hurt Him (by our sins). This is what it means to have faith in Jesus.

Faith of itself, if is does not have works, is dead faith (James 2:17), because, faith in God is to believe in Him and to do His works. Similarly, works not done without faith (in God) is worthless (Psalm 127,1), because, works that are not God’s cannot last. To do God’s works, our thoughts must be like God’s, which is unconditional love for others. True faith always results in worship of God, that is truthful and from the heart.