By Klaus Döring

To be or not to be. Sein oder nicht sein. Shakespeare. To say it clearly: without faith we’re really nothing.

Faith is belief; believe in us, in our works, talents and our personalities. We should also believe in our parents – or much better, in our whole family including the black sheep, which can be found everywhere.

We should believe in our friends, even though it seems to become very difficult many times.

Please remember, my dear readers: without faith will we reach the rock bottom. Don’t say, it’s a likely story.

The German poet Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (1759-1815) has mentioned in his drama “Maria Stuart”: “Even the word might be dead, but faith keeps it alive!” Chapter I of Second Thessalonians gives encouragement to all Christians, who were undergoing persecution for or because of their faith. Yes, faith is really not everybody’s thing, or “not everyone has faith”.

“If I have faith, that can move mountains” (First Corinthians 13,2).

Faith is a tantamount to convincing and conviction. Richard Wagner (German classical composer and poet, 1813-1883) found the following lyric: “Blessed are those people, who know how to live their life in humility and faith.”

So, let’s even continue believing in our government or the institution church. Faith means also a belief specially in a revealed religion. Faith is trust or reliance. Faith is really a pledged word.

Faithful love is loyal, reliable, exact and honorable love. Faithful love means even to love your enemy.

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. Martin Luther King, Jr. Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark. When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure that you are always blessed in abundance.

aith is, one should follow one’s purpose. One should have faith in his dream his beliefs and everything that makes him more strong individual in the world.

Allow me to close this column with a Chinese proverb: “People without faith in themselves cannot or will never survive!” – Worth to think about it!


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