If it can be verified, we don't need faith.. Faith is for that which lies on the other side of reason. Faith is what makes life bearable, with all its tragedies and ambiguities and sudden, startling joys.
In the evening of life we shall be judged on love, and not one of us is going to come off very well, and were it not for my absolute faith in the loving forgiveness of my Lord I could not call on him to come.
Some things have to be believed to be seen.
I get glimmers of the bad nineteenth-century teaching which has made Mother remove God from the realm of mystery and beauty and glory, but why do people half my age think that they don't have faith unless their faith is small and comprehensible and like a good old plastic Jesus?
Faith is what makes life bearable, with all its tragedies and ambiguities and sudden, startling joys.
It takes a lot of intellect to have faith, which is why so many people only have religiosity.. I'm against people taking the Bible absolutely literally, rather than letting some of it be real fantasy, like Jonah.. Faith is best expressed in story.
I think that all artists, regardless of degree of talent, are a painful, paradoxical combination of certainty and uncertainty, of arrogance and humility, constantly in need of reassurance, and yet with a stubborn streak of faith in their own validity no matter what.