This is Faith

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“This is Faith”  by Amatu’l-Baha Ruhiyyih Khanum.

To walk where there is no path,
To breathe where there is no air,
To see where there is not light-This is Faith.

To cry out in the silence,
The silence of the night,
And hearing no echo believe
And believe again and again-This is Faith.

To hold pebbles and see jewels,
To raise sticks and see forests,
To smile with weeping eyes-This is Faith.

To say: “God, I believe” when others deny,
“I hear” when there is no answer,
“I see” though naught is seen-This is Faith.

And the fierce love in the heart,
The savage love that cries,
Hidden Thou art yet there!
Veil Thy face and mute Thy tongue                                                                                                                                                                 yet I see and hear Thee,                                                                                                                                                                               Love, Beat me down to the bare ear                                                                                                                                                               Yet I rise and love Thee,  

This is Faith.

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About socolaura

Mom, educator, opinionated, passionate, smart, witty, wise Latina. Waiting for my moment of zen.
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