Thursday, January 27, 2011

Postsecret Wisdom

I must admit - I do stop by Postsecret from time to time. Most of the time, I am reminded how blessed I am. Periodically, I find a helpful reminder and great wisdom.

One post-er had written their secret on the cover of Elizabeth Gilbert's "Eat, Pray, Love" book, saying she had gone to India and lost (what was left of ) her faith. In an email someone had replied:

"I came here [India] to be closer to God
and realized that
faith is not something that can be lost or found,
but it's a choice
and it takes work to maintain.

To which I add my whole-hearted "amen!" Faith *IS* a choice and it does take work to maintain. (and so is 'love', I might add, but that is another story for another night).

I "hold tight" to faith. I choose to have it... or not. Yes, on some days it is easier to find than others. Some days God seems closer than others. But, God doesn't move away from me. If He feels farther away, it is I who have moved.

May I always choose to have faith. May I work diligently to maintain it!

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