More than 2,000 years ago, Jesus Christ walked this earth. He lived, died and his resurrection is the central belief of Christianity worldwide.
Today we celebrate Easter, the greatest collective example of faith on the planet.
No one alive today witnessed the crucifixion. And no one alive today saw Jesus after he rose from the dead. Yet Christians have faith and they believe.
Faith is very personal. Spiritual faith, like any other relationship, requires attention. It can grow stronger. It can be neglected. It can wither. All relationships are reciprocal. All relationships are a connection.
Your faith and your relationship with God is your responsibility. Not your pastor’s. Not your partner’s. Not your parents’.
While other people can help you or support you with your faith, no one can remove your faith. Oh, they can tell you you’re doing it wrong or that it’s a lie, but no one can take it away.
Even some religious leaders view faith as a commodity to be collected or leveraged. But in the end, they are wrong. Your faith connection supersedes all others. Your faith cannot be obstructed by others. Your faith connection is as strong as you make it.
Today, on Easter, think about your spiritual faith. Is it what you need it to be? If not, what are you going to do about it?