Today is a day of boldness and bravery.
Today is a day when we step off the edge of a cliff, on purpose and with our eyes open.
We are stepping off a cliff because we are telling the world, as our lesson from Romans says, that we hope for what we do not see.
We are proclaiming our faith in the Holy Trinity, the unflawed source of grace, and our love and commitment to the Holy Church, a flawed but very dear vessel of grace.
We are placing ourselves in a position of vulnerability, opening the most secret places of our hearts and minds for the world to see by publicly proclaiming our faith, because it matters.
When we go through the process of confirmation or reception, we take a journey that ends in a place of trust.
Today we stand up and say that we are going to serve and follow Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior because we have come to trust him.
It is a trust that can often be intermingled with doubt and fear, but that is not only acceptable but necessary.
A faith that never questions is both blind and shallow. Continue reading