We continue with “Faith Fridays” using commentary from Marcus Borg’s book Heart of Christianity. We move to relational beliefs with the first being fiducia. Borg shares this best English translation: fiducia is faith as “trust,” as radical trust in God.
He goes on to this commentary, attributing the metaphor to Kierkegaard
“Faith as trust is trusting in the buoyancy of God. Faith is trusting in the sea of being in which we live and move and have our being.”~ Marcus Borg in Heart of Christianity, p. 31
When learning to swim – or getting into the water after not swimming for a while – there can be that momentary uncertainty: will I still float? That same feeling can come over us in the tough times in life too. Fiducia faith provides us the calm and peace that passeth all understanding.
So, when the next feeling or worry hits, maybe it’s time to “chin up, inhale deeply” and float into the buoyancy of God?
Enjoy the day, filled with the Spirit!
NOTE: these quotes and comments are ‘just a shaving of taste from the major fruit’ that Borg shares in the book. If you’d like more on this, please consider buying the book… 🙂
This focus on the book The Heart of Christianity is inspired by our friend, Dean, one of the “hole-in-the-wall gang” (leftmost in picture)
Lectionary Texts for Sunday, October 13, 2019:
- Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 and Psalm 66:1-12
- 2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c and Psalm 111
- 2 Timothy 2:8-15
- Luke 17:11-19
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