Losing Faith

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Faith is compassion, empathy, kindness, charity. Faith is a state of mind and state of consciousness that expands our humanity and our morality. Faith is a passion and an obsession that overwhelms the basic beastly instincts of the human animal within.

LOSING FAITH

By Al Garcia

I look at America and I see a nation losing faith.  Losing faith in God, and faith in itself.

Faith is compassion, empathy, kindness, charity.  Faith is a state of mind and state of consciousness that expands our humanity and our morality.  Faith is a passion and an obsession that overwhelms the basic beastly instincts of the human animal within. 

I have seen the rise of the supremacy of the untamed human heart, as the voice of apathy and hate begins to swell and swallow the innocence that kept the beast within at bay.

Too many are forsaking the words that once inspired and soothed the savagery that defined the hearts that beat beneath our heaving chests.  Too many have abandoned the nobility of their past and the virtues that helped repress the rage that scars the fragile bonds that connect our heart, our soul, our mind.

I see too many losing faith with the spirit and the force that brought forth the light, the heavens and the seas below.  And I watch as false prophets with deceptive prophesies lure timid and imprudent disciples into the realm of the absurdity and the irreverent.  And I shed a tear at the sight and sound of the blasphemy disguised as faith, as virtuous, and as patriotism.

I look at America and I see a nation losing faith, and losing the strength to confront the malevolence that is escaping through the untamed hearts of those that have forgotten the truth of their past and the promise that was uttered on a hill called Calvary. 

Losing faith is to lose the passion that makes us who we are – guardians of the spirit that inspires and that stirs the flames that keeps the beast within at bay. 

It is time to pray for those that no longer feel or live the spirit of our humanity and our nobility, and time to stoke the flames that have been doused in those whose hearts no longer feel the compassion, the empathy, the kindness or the charity that once inspired and stirred their humanity within.

Losing faith is to lose our one connection to what keeps hope and dreams alive.


Submitted: May 30, 2021

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