Journal Entry: William David Kragthorpe-04/25/2024

Journal Entry

I wanted to share something that I wrote about faith. there seems to be so much conversation amongst people about what faith is, that I wanted to share my own views on it and how I feel about it. It’s very personal and I hope you find what I write enlightening.

Faith to me is a powerful and complex concept that has been a fundamental aspect of human existence since the beginning of time. It is often defined as a strong belief or trust in something or someone, but its meaning goes far beyond the simple explanation. Faith goes hand in hand with religion, but it is not limited to it. I believe it is a universal concept that can be found in all aspects of life and plays a significant role in shaping our beliefs, values, and actions.

Having faith is to have a sense of hope, trust, and confidence in something or someone. It is the foundation of our beliefs and serves as a guiding force in my life. faith is what gives me the courage to face challenges and the strength to persevere through difficult times. It allows me to see beyond the present and to believe in a better future.

Faith is deeply rooted in the human psyche, and I believe it is often passed down from generation to generation. It is a product of culture, upbringing, and personal experience. For some, I believe it is a religious belief, while for others, it may be a belief in oneself or in humanity. No matter the source of faith, it serves as a source of comfort and guidance in times of uncertainty.

One of the essential aspects of faith is its ability to provide a sense of purpose and meaning in life. it gives us a reason to keep moving forward, even when the road ahead seems uncertain. Faith is what gives us the strength to overcome obstacles and the determination to achieve goals. it is the driving force behind dreams and aspirations, and without it, life would lack direction and purpose.

Another essential aspect of faith is its ability to bring people together. It transcends boundaries, whether they are cultural, societal, or religious. Faith connects us with others who share similar beliefs, values, and principles, creating a sense of community and belonging. It promotes unity and understanding among individuals, creating a sense of harmony and peace.

Having faith also means to me in having trust in oneself. It is the confidence to believe in one’s abilities and talents, even in the face of adversity. Like any other aspect of life, faith requires effort, determination, and continues learning. It is a journey that must be embarked on, with all the ups and downs, to find true meaning and purpose in life.

“Faith can move mountains,” as the saying goes, and indeed, it is a powerful force that can drive us to achieve greatness!


William Kragthorpe