Archive for the ‘Faith’ Category

Faith is different from proof; the latter is human, the former is a Gift from God.

— Blaise Pascal, French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Catholic theologian (1690; Creative Commons)

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Pascal on Faith

In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don’t.

— Blaise Pascal (French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Catholic theologian)

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Combining faith with focused action results in an enormous force of energy; a power designed to bring our well-defined dreams to fruition.

—Michael S. Hazell (Image Free Use)

One cannot survive without the other. We can dream of something happening in our life; we can even have full faith that it will come to be. However, without taking the focused action needed to manifest our dream, it won’t happen. Likewise, we can map out the plan and begin doing the work needed to reach our destination, but if we don’t have the required faith, a full belief that we will actually arrive at that point, we will quickly be knocked off course and abandon our work.

So, we must have this magical combination of faith and focused action. We build our faith by calmly and confidently visualizing this desired state on a regular basis, making it absolutely real within our mind’s eye, using as many of our senses as possible. This meditative state then begins to drive our focused action, keeping us on the path towards its fruition.

MSH, Penn Wealth

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Faith, not fear

If fear is cultivated it will become stronger, if faith is cultivated it will achieve mastery.

Engraved Portrait Of John Paul Jones

—John Paul Jones

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Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.

Gibran, Khalil

—Khalil Gibran

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My faith allows me to overcome any negative emotions and find my equilibrium.

Lama, Dalai

—Dalai Lama

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Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem; and the Son of Man will be delivered to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn Him to death, and will deliver Him to the Gentiles to mock and scourge and crucify Him, and on the third day He will be raised up.

He is Risen

Mary Magdalene, Mary, & Salom walking up to the bright empty tomb of Jesus Christ early Sunday morning, Showing Golgotha in the background.

—Matthew 20:18-19

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The dichotomy of fear and desire is a constant theme in our lives.  Because of this, faith is not the refuge of the weak-minded but the domain of the brave.

Heaven door

Magnificat®, January, 2016

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St. Augustine on Faith

Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.

Augustine, Saint

—St. Augustine, 354 A.D. — 430 A.D.

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