“So many people have exchanged the certainty of material things for the certainty of what passes as faith, but isn’t. So many people are worried because they have doubts about themselves and doubts about their faith. Let me tell you, I don’t worry about folks who have doubts about their faith; I worry about folks are absolutely certain about everything. You see, the opposite of faith is not doubt; the opposite of faith is certainty. Things that are tangible and directly in front of us are much easier to have faith in. That includes rules and a really long to-do list type of religion, where you’re constantly beating yourself up for not being good enough or checking off enough things on your to-do list… or worse, beating others up. “
Yesterday, Rev. Rick gave this beautiful sermon about what it really means to have faith.