If someone stopped us on the street and asked us what we hold as true, what might we say?
The earth is round. The U.S. landed on the moon.
What about when it comes to faith? What do we hold as true?
If we’re Catholic, we might start reciting the Creed. I believe in God, the father almighty etc…
Seems like a reasonable answer. Maybe yours would be different. Maybe it’d be as simple as “I believe that God exists.”
But, here’s the kicker and the question to ask ourselves… Are these statements simply answers to questions or are they reflections of our lives? Are they memorized truths or are they truths of life?
Because there’s a huge difference here. The difference between what we claim to believe and how we live.
What it comes down to is the fact that we can’t approach faith half-assed. It’s either true or it’s not. The tomb was empty or it wasn’t. And, if it IS true, then that has massive implications on our lives.
NCAA Basketball legend, John Wooden has a quote that goes like this.
“If I were ever prosecuted for my religion, I truly hope there would be enough evidence to convict me.”
Do we approach faith and religion like this? Do we live our lives like this?
Be the Men.