I’m trying to spend more time these days with the “spiritual but not religious”. Talking to some of the young adults I know I’m finding a deep hunger for a faith connection in this stage of their lives. And most have friends who say they wish they had ‘faith’ or ‘belief’ but haven’t a clue how to get it or find it. Most of the young adults I know have been leaders in our camp and retreat ministries. I can vouch for what is spiritual in their lives. And most are loosely connected with church through part-time employment. But ‘church’ it seems isn’t particularly helpful in their journeys of faith or that of their friends.
What does it mean to have ‘faith’? Or to ‘believe’?
“What determines one as a Christian is not so much what one believes but rather what one dares to hope for.” I don’t recall the author but it has great truth for me. The hope that I see as a mark of Christianity is an ACTIVE response to God. How do you spend your time and resources? In your answers you will find access to what you believe, what you hope for, and where your faith is.
What does it mean to have faith? Or to believe? Or dare to hope?