The Miracle of Faith, Hope and Charity
The miracle of faith, hope and charity are three desirable attributes we are born with. It is our decision, whether consciously or sub-consciously to develop these attributes for the benefit of those we are associated with, as well as our own benefit. These attributes work closely with universal laws. For the purpose of this article we will be discussing the law of faith, the law of hope and the law of charity. Universal laws are the laws of checks and balances. They are laws of nature that transcends time and eternity. The laws of nature have been compared to the law of the circle, which, in simple terms is defined as what goes around comes around. One example is the law of health. One cannot expect to be healthy if drinking liquor and smoking is their daily appetite. Like all universal laws there is cause and effect for our actions. The punishment, or consequence is always suitable to the offense. We are going to start off by talking about the law of faith.
The Law of Faith
Faith is belief that is not based on proof, or belief in things hoped for but not seen. Faith is a key component to success of any kind. If we are to achieve any goal we first need to believe in our own ability. We need to believe we can overcome any challenge put before us. It was faith that enabled Mahatma Gandhi, one man, to fight for women’s rights, to fight poverty by increasing economic self-reliance, to build religious and ethnic harmony, and ultimately achieving independence for India from foreign domination. Gandhi faced hardship after hardship and it was his faith that kept him going. Like Mahatma Gandhi, all the prophets in the bible had unshakable faith in God. With this attribute anything is possible.
The Law of Hope
Hope is the feeling that what is wanted can be had, or that events will turn out for the best. Hope is closely related to faith. To have hope is to want something. To have faith is to believe in something. With faith, hope is enhanced. If I have little faith that something will happen then my hope becomes wishful thinking. Therefore, hope is the kindling for the fire and without hope, faith cannot endure.
The Law of Charity
Charity is defined as generous actions or donations to aid the poor, ill, or helpless. Charity is to have love for our fellow human beings. Simply put, charity is love and it is the most important of all attributes. God has given each of us the capacity to love one another. It is also a commandment that Christ gave, to love one another. Almost every study of the wealthiest people show that they donate abundantly to charity. Ask any wealthy person and they will tell you they don’t understand how it works but when they give to charity the law of the circle takes care of the rest, what goes around comes around. This is because, when one donates to charity, the universe is automatically in debt to the giver. This is just one example of the rewards for being charitable. We should we be charitable because it is the right thing to do. If every one of us showed love and compassion for our neighbors just think how the world could change over night. Love is a powerful thing. I believe we are responsible for those less fortunate than ourselves. When Christ came to this earth he did not come to mingle with those of elite status, such as lawyers, physicians and politicians. Christ came to be with and care for the poor, sick and afflicted. He came with the message that we should love one another.
It is the authors hope that each of us will practice love and kindness toward each other. If everyone showed love and compassion toward their neighbors this world can change. Wars would not be fought and a positive energy would flow throughout the earth. The result of faith, fueled by hope and charity is nothing short of a miracle. The laws of the universe, through cause and effect will take care of the rest.