Founded on an experience of the divine world

May 4th 2017
We meet people who claim to be atheists, and yet they say they envy those who have faith. But this is as far as they go. They behave as if having or not having faith has absolutely nothing to do with them, as if faith were a gift we either receive or do not receive from nature. And this is where they are mistaken, faith is in fact the crystallisation of past knowledge; a past experience from the divine world, an experience which has left indelible traces within each of us which we must bring to life. It is when people are confused by the sense of these traces within them, that they regret their lack of faith; they understand that something essential is missing. But if they do nothing to rediscover their faith, they will suffer this lack even longer, and with increasing intensity. Faith is the result of work. So we should not think that by doing nothing, we can find faith just like that, suddenly, as a result of an unexpected divine grace. It is impossible; even to acquire faith and to maintain it, you have to work.