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Sat May 15, 2021, 04:42 PM

A Reawakening of Faith

By Al Garcia

Faith is a very personal matter. It is something intangible, imperceptible, indefinable. You cannot explain faith, you can only show it, feel it and share it in your daily interaction with the people around you. Faith is having and sharing trust, assurance and confidence. Faith is hope, amplified and simplified.

And in this time of uncertainty and fear, I sense a reawakening of faith in our communities and in the minds and hearts of people around the world. We are rediscovering the faith that has always dwelled within each of us. We are experiencing a period of self-realization during this time of self-isolation and social distancing. We are realizing potentials and abilities that are empowering us and inspiring us.

This time in our lives is providing us with the opportunity to think, to reflect, and to better understand the world around us, and the things that matter most. We are finally stopping to smell the roses, and we are realizing how beautiful its scent can be, and how lovely and perfect a creation it is, just like you and I.

We are rediscovering ourselves and seeing our families, our neighbors, our friends, and even strangers near and far, with new insight and awareness that extends beyond reflecting on our superficial differences, and instead now glimpsing the similarities and vulnerabilities that we share and fear. It is a reawakening of faith in a world that was spinning out of control in every way.

It is as if time is standing still, and allowing us to regather, reconsolidate, and begin to cooperate and share the abundance and richness of our uniqueness and our potential, instead of separating and dividing each other with mindless and egotistical trivialities that destroys hope and faith the very foundation of our existence.

This is a reawakening of faith let us embrace it and begin to live it. Tomorrow is in our hands.

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Sat May 15, 2021, 05:47 PM

1. Ugh.

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Tue May 18, 2021, 09:42 PM

2. I agree that isolation has made many

people slow down and assess priorities, get to know themselves better, and look at life differently than before the pandemic.

I'm not sure that this process has brought about a renewal of faith. I am not seeing it around me.

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