The Light of Faith

I have seen many manifestations of faith during my travels over the past three decades.
Some have been spontaneous, some have been part of a liturgy,
some have been prescribed rituals,
Some have been in magnificent buildings, others have been outside under a tree.
Many people’s faith is embedded in the way they live their lives.
– Steve McCurry

Lourdes, France

Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible.
– Corrie Ten Boom

Djenne, Mali

Each blade of grass has its spot on earth whence it draws its life, its strength;
and so is man rooted to the land from which he draws his faith together with his life.
– Joseph Conrad

Lakeland, Florida, USA

Faith is a bird that feels dawn breaking and sings while it is still dark.
– Rabindranath Tagore

Sri Lanka
Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan

What is Faith?
When your good deed pleases you and your evil deed grieves you,
you are a believer.
– Prophet Muhammad

Afghanistan
Vrindavan, India

… All I know is that prayer constructs a velvet bridge
And walking it we are aloft, as on a springboard,
Above landscapes the color of ripe gold
Transformed by a magic stopping of the sun.
– Czeslaw Milosz

Sicily, Italy
South Africa
Karnataka, India

Faith is the sense of life, that sense by virtue of which man does not destroy himself, but continues to live on.
It is the force whereby we live.
– Leo Tolstoy

Tibet
Tanzania

To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary.
To one without faith, no explanation is possible.
– St. Thomas Aquinas

Amritsar, India
Brazil

Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once
accepted in spite of your changing moods.
– C.S. Lewis

Sycamore, South Carolina, USA
Mumbai, India

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

Kandahar, Afghanistan
Hong Kong

If it can be verified, we don’t need faith…
Faith is for that which lies on the other side of reason.
Faith is what makes life bearable, with all its tragedies and
ambiguities and sudden, startling joys.
– Madeleine L’Engle

Paraguay