On Having Faith

“Everything happens for a reason.” The Law of Attraction. “Seek and ye shall find.” “Thy will be done.” Or, from Mark chapter 5, “your faith has restored you to health; go in peace….Do not be afraid; only have faith.” And from Mark chapter 10: “Go, your faith has saved you.” (Translations are from the Jerusalem Bible.)

Something is swirling around in my head lately, and what it is, is faith.

Thinking of this, I pulled four cards from Colette Baron-Reid’s Wisdom of the House of Night deck today: Understanding, Obedience, Choices, and, in response to Choices, Risk.

Understanding, from Colette Baron-Reid's Wisdom of the House of Night cards
Understanding, from Colette Baron-Reid’s Wisdom of the House of Night cards

 

Obedience, from Colette Baron-Reid's Wisdom of the House of Night cards
Obedience, from Colette Baron-Reid’s Wisdom of the House of Night cards

 

Choices, from Colette Baron-Reid's Wisdom of the House of Night cards
from Colette Baron-Reid’s Wisdom of the House of Night cards

 

Risk, House of Night cards
Risk, from Colette Baron-Reid’s Wisdom of the House of Night deck

To me these cards are a call, to act in accordance with our understanding (in obedience to what we know about the universe, about spirit and about our own spirits). To make choices based on this knowledge, choices that are in accordance with this understanding. Yes, those choices will bring us risk. But the understanding which guides us to make those choices is a true understanding; it’s not mistaken. It’s faith.

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