What is Faith?

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“Faith means resisting the brute force that would otherwise pull us under. Faith is a liberation of my ‘I’ from its preoccupation with self. Faith is a breaking out of the isolation that is the malady of my ‘I’. Faith is a new Yes that becomes possible when we are touched by God. Faith is the finding of a You who upholds me and gives me the promise of an indestructible love. Faith means fellowship with Him who has power that draws us up, holds us fast, and carries us safely over the elements of death. To become a believer means to escape our own gravity.” ~Pope Benedict XVI

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