Saturday, April 23, 2011

Faith: both adventure and holding fast

Might it be possible, sometimes at least, to combine faith as adventure with faith as holding fast? The idea appears paradoxical, but a traditional Christian response combines the two: Hold fast to your companions and set out on the road. Companions faithful to one another, adventuring for the sake of others – this was Jesus’ hope for the band he called to travel with him. Through Galilee, Samaria, and Judea he was accompanied by women and men in whom he hoped to find both steadfastness and eagerness for the new.

Adrian Lyons, S.J. from Imagine Believing