Hey Kid: Hope and Fear

Don't be fooled by the assumption that faith is something you acquire and keep forever.  On the contrary.  Faith is a constant choice.  It's a decision that you make over and over and over again.  Probably for your whole life.  It's choosing to live in light instead of the darkness. Maya Angelou once said, "Hope and fear cannot occupy the same space. Invite one to stay.”

Don't invite fear.  Don't encourage it, don't feed it, don't let it in the door and never let it stay.  Always invite hope.  Invite it in, over and over again.  And once it's there, take good care of it.  Nurture it.  Make hope comfortable... because you want it to stick around.

This is what faith is all about.  It's not something you have... it's more of something you do.