See if you can guess who said this:
“I call, I cling, I want – and there is no One to answer – no One on whom I can cling – no, No One. – Alone … where is my faith – even deep down right in there is nothing but emptiness and darkness – My God, how painful is thus unknown pain – I have no faith”.
In researching my book I was surprised to discover that these words were said by Mother Teresa who is now being considered for sainthood for her work with the poor lepers of Calcutta.
If that great woman could question her faith in a higher power, what are the rest of us to do?
Finding your higher power is not an exercise of religion. It’s a necessary means for transforming into a life well lived.
It matters not whether we have an official religion or any religion at all.
But we must have faith.
And questioning it is a good thing. It means we take faith seriously.
For as Sir William Osler said:
“Without faith a man can do nothing, with it all things are possible.”
And Scott Peck said,
“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.”
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