This is a big question! We must begin by defining the Christian faith. Faith is trust, assurance and confidence in the one true God; Creator of the Universe.
As Christians we believe in one God, Creator of Heaven and Earth, whom we also call our Heavenly Father. We believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, who was sent by Father to show us His love. Christ Jesus died for us, resurrected and ascended to Heaven. We believe in the Holy Spirit called the Counselor, our helper to guide us and lead us in our daily lives.
Who can testify to this Truth?
I can! I was baptized when only a few months old, my parents and family instilled in me the Catholic Christian Faith as I grew up. Witnessing their faith in God and faithfulness to the teachings given to us through the Scriptures and the Catholic Church. I remember seeing them pray, attend Mass every Sunday and were involved in church activities from bingo to prayer services. All this became apart of my life as well. When the family experienced trials, my parents would light a candle before an image of Christ and His blessed Mother Mary and pray diligently for guidance.
All these things instilled in me the importance of having faith in God who is above all, knows all and grants us the necessary help needed. I also witnessed and experienced the peace it brought.
Christianity is about a person, Jesus Christ. It’s about a way of life; choosing to follow Christ and His teachings. It is our choice; and when we make that first step, whether it be crying out to God from the depth of our heart, or by seeking Him in a community of believers; we can begin to see a difference in our own lives.
Our lives are really short compared to Eternity!
Whether we live to be 40, 70, 90, or over 100; faith can lead us to keep our eyes and hearts focused on God; who will always be there for us. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states:
“Our profession of faith begins with God, for God is the First and the Last, the beginning and the end of everything. The Credo begins with God the Father, for the Father is the first divine person of the Most Holy Trinity; our Creed begins with the creation of heaven and earth, for creation is the beginning and the foundation of all God’s works.” (CCC#1980)
“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1
Begin anew today! Speak to God from your heart;
He is waiting for you!
Answering Christ’s call, we guide people to encounter him so as to live in hope, as pilgrims in daily life.