Poetry | Faith


Faith

©2019 Vernon Miles Kerr, vernonmileskerr.com

There’s  difference between Belief & Faith,

Faith is Gold. Belief is Smoke.

The religious have their core beliefs.

Whether strongly held or yet amorphous,

Whether strictly or lazily followed,

They are still… just beliefs.

Beliefs are tenuous, and untested,

Faith is forged in fire.

Though many claim it,

Faith cannot be professed —

But only demonstrated.

The atheist professes Faith in a Godless-Universe

But how many act on it near death’s door?

“There are no atheists in a foxhole.”

Peter professed Faith in Jesus

But denied him thrice.

Jesus, by his Faith in God’s promise,

Though trembling and sweating blood,

Stepped up to be crucified.

Faith cannot be professed —

But only demonstrated.

 

But beware,

Faith can  be blind If ill-informed.

Financial ruin begins as mis-placed Faith.

“I took the plunge.”

Indeed you did.

The dynamite-vested, acting on belief

Do not prove Faith.

Faith must be informed

Or Faith is Blind,

and mere Belief.

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Poetry | Faith

  1. This poet thinks he has some understanding of what you state. Be it this statement is based upon belief, or faith. Since proof as defined by Popper, cannot be supplied in these matters.

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    1. It’s a Catch-22 isn’t it? Not being a religious person, I still have “Faith” that there is a higher intelligence, that there is a reason behind corporeal existence and that there is an afterlife. When the time comes to test that “Faith,” I guess we’ll see Thanks for your comment. 🙂

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