Yep, that's what the title says, faith.
I just watched the PBS special of Paul McCartney's Gershwin award at the congress in Washington.
He sang the song "Let it be".
I just today realized what the subject matter was about in that song.
He was singing about Mary in Luke's Gospel and her "Let it be" response to the Angel Gabriel at the annunciation.
So how much faith does it take to say "Let it be"?
I have reason to think that my "Let it be" comes a lot harder than it should be at times.
Patricia and I have taken on the instruction of two young women who wish to become Christian.
That was a daunting thought when I was first asked ( for Patricia as well, as I recall).
The question of my worthiness and skill as an instructor. What if I do something to mess them up? All those crazy things that go through one's mind when the devil is trying to discourage.
But we did say yes and here we are.
The rewards as we progress in the instruction leaflets are many.
The bonus is that it is keeping me active in my own spiritual journey (something that I was getting slack at).
Tonight we were in the Baptism leaflet and we read about the gifts gained when becoming one in the family of God.
We also read that with these gifts comes responsibility. It didn't say how much responsibility though.
After a few months learning about our role as Christians and the responsibilities entrusted to us by our awesome creator we have developed new friendships that otherwise would have been unlikely because of the age gap.
Patricia and I are getting to spread the gospel's good news and we don't have to stand on a soap box on a street corner to do it. Now how cool is that? : )