Each person has to deal with various facets of faith. In my book, Living Faith, I describe how all of us predicate our decisions and actions on faith. Early in life, we have faith in our parents, later in peers or school teachers, then in our religious beliefs and in our nation’s moral/political values. Cumulatively, we develop (or lack) self-confidence, or faith in ourselves.
There is often a challenge in correlating these different commitments. My Christian faith has always been preeminent, as I worship the Prince of Peace. Still, from childhood I wanted a career in the U.S. Navy and served for eleven years, as a submariner. Although prepared for combat, my rationale was that my chosen profession was preserving peace.( Collapse )