January 29-A, 2023

December Shoreline 01 Detail 12/14/2012 — Bur-Mill Park, Lake Brandt Greenway, Greensboro, North Carolina
What is the difference between
having faith in something,
and having an opinion about something?

Between having strong faith,
and having a strong opinion?

Knowing in your heart you are right
would apply to both.

Having deep conviction
would apply to both.

Hearing it from someone else
(including the Bible)
would apply to faith,
but perhaps not to opinion
(We crank out those babies
on our own all the time).

I'm saying that,
in my opinion,
or, I take it on faith,
that the line is so faint
it cannot be seen,
and has to be assumed,
or faithed,
into place.

Faith is an opinion
that takes itself seriously.


Published by jimwdollar

I'm retired, and still finding my way--but now, I don't have to pretend that I know what I'm doing. I retired after 40.5 years as a minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, serving churches in Louisiana, Mississippi and North Carolina. I graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, in Austin, Texas, and Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. My wife, Judy, and I have three daughters and five granddaughters within about twenty minutes from where we live--and are enjoying our retirement as much as we have ever enjoyed anything.

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