Faith can be a complex and complicate thing. Even just the word means different things to different people, and it often carries so much negative baggage that folks simply avoid it altogether.
But if we understand it as the relationship we have with whatever values we hold most dear, then we might find room to ponder and explore the landscape that opens up for us. So, from that starting place I invite you to spend some time considering the core values which form the foundation upon which your faith is built.
Engaging in such an exercise, at least once in a while, helps us to keep everything else in perspective, and it provides us with a renewed sense of spiritual energy to continue living out our faith from day to day.
The prophet Micah offered his core values when he wrote, “God has told you, O people, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8) At the heart of Micah’s faith is relationship – with God, with each other, and