A Little Faith Goes a Long Way
Jesus said that the “faith of a mustard seed could move mountains” (Matthew 17:20). There are many ways to interpret that, but I think it’s a beautiful reminder that a little faith goes a long way. I often ask people who are shifting in their faith, “What’s one thing you still believe despite how much you’ve lost?” The answers are usually incredibly powerful, simple, and diverse. Deep truths supersede a long list of doctrinal beliefs, and a little faith goes a long way.
I love what Father Richard Rohr says about faith and freedom: “All great spirituality teaches about letting go of what you don’t need and who you are not. Then, when you can get little enough, naked enough, and poor enough, you’ll find that the little place where you really are is ironically more than enough and is all that you need. At that place, you will have nothing to prove to anybody and nothing to protect from other people. That place is called freedom. It’s the freedom of the children of God.”
Losing faith doesn’t have to mean losing it all. In fact, losing faith can actually bring true freedom.