Faith is the Realization
Faith is the realization that God abides in us. God is both within us, through the Holy Spirit, and beyond us. Faith is not about knowledge or about having all the “facts” about God. Faith is the inner feeling that God is near, within our souls; although I cannot see God’s face or hear God’s voice. Even though I have never experienced a vision or other manifestation of God, by faith I know that God is near. We can have a relationship with God for as Julian of Norwich says, “Before God made us, he loved us and this love was never slackened nor ever shall be.” Because God loves us, I can “talk to God.” I can ask for God’s help, give thanks for blessings and ask for forgiveness.