(April 24, 2014)
I feel, at times, that a powerful faith is a passive thing – but I don’t think that I am right in that. I feel that a powerful faith becomes almost Panglossian in nature – God is in Heaven, and all is right in the world. But by very definition, all is not right in the world. All is very, very wrong in the world. We have reached this point in our eternal progression precisely because we were engaged in that great War in Heaven. We did not passively sit back and recognize that God is all-powerful, therefore His will would be done. Instead we got in there and got our hands dirty in striving to build His Kingdom.
Real faith is not to say that everything will be alright, but rather to say that all our efforts will be enough (with God’s help).