THE CHRISTIAN QUOTATION OF THE DAY
Christ, our Light
Monday, April 12, 2004

Faith is the soul’s consciousness of its Divine relationship and exalted destiny. It is the recognition by man’s higher nature of sources of comfort and hope beyond anything that sense-knowledge discloses. It is the consciousness of a Divine Father toward Whom goes out all that is in affection and highest in moral aspiration; it is the premonition of a future life of which the best attainment here is but the twilight promise. In our day, the sudden and vast revelation of material wonders unsteadies and dims for the moment the spiritual sight; but the stars will shine clear again...
The truth-seeking spirit and the spirit of faith, instead of being opposed, are in the deepest harmony. The man whose faith is most genuine is willing to have its assertions tested by the severest scrutiny. And the passion for truth has underlying it a profound conviction that what is real is best; that when we get to the heart of things we shall find there what we most need. Faith is false to itself when it dreads truth, and the desire for truth is prompted by an inner voice of faith.
... George Spring Merriam (1843-1914), A Living Faith [1876], Boston: Lockwood, Brooks, and Company, 1876, p. 15-16 (see the book; see also Heb. 11:1; more at Aspiration, Destiny, Faith, Morality, Soul, Spirit, Truth)

 
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