Ken Klemm Spring Hill, FL, USA
We ask questions about Faith...
“What IS Faith?”
“Do I have Faith because I say so?”
“How do I know whether I have Faith?”
Faith is not KNOWING. As we learn in Chapter 5, our
Specialized Knowledge comes to us through Observation
Faith is not BELIEF. Beliefs are developed through
repetition. They are our thought Habits.
Faith is a FEELING - an Emotion just like Love, Desire
and Fear. It moves us. It is how our Knowledge and
Beliefs make us FEEL.
Faith can be strengthened by focusing ON our Knowledge
Faith is usually more constant than other emotions,
which easily wax and wane.
The sun’s fusion reaction, slamming hydrogen fuel into
helium and releasing tremendous energy, is constant.
Yes, the sun has storms and flare-ups on its surface.
But the underlying fusion reactor is constant - and
will continue so far beyond our lifetimes as to seem
From our point of view, rotating as we do, the sun
sinks below our western horizon every evening - but it
reappears in the east every morning.
In the extreme northern and southern regions, the
absence of the sun lasts 6 months - prompting people to
feelings of despair and depression. For those of us in
more moderate latitudes, the short days of winter have
This is why most cultures have some sort of festival of
lights at the beginning of winter - to instill in their
people the promise of the coming spring.
Many poems and songs have been written about the
darkness of night, the coldness of winter - and most of
them carry the message of the coming dawn or spring.
We know and believe our planet will continue to rotate
and orbit, and that the the sun will be bright and warm
when we again face it.
FAITH is how we feel about that. The feelings of Hope
and Enthusiasm are closely related.
Your Friend and Servant,
Ken Klemm - Florida, USA
P.S. “The darkest hour is just before dawn.”