Usually we use the word faith to refer to faith in a positive sense – faith in God, faith in The Way, faith in love, and faith in truth. We make global statements that imply that faith is something we have, or do not have.
But every person has faith in something. Faith is the driving force behind every one of our actions, desires and aspirations.
We can have faith in evil, in passivity, in anger, in hopelessness, in cynicism, in addiction, in greed and selfishness. We can, and do, have faith in sin.
In order to change the world we must, as individuals, examine what we have faith in.
And then do the “dirty work” of facing and changing the painful emotions that support our current corrupt faith.
Only through individually and collectively restoring our faith, to be faith in what is good and true and pure, can we each find true joy and together transform the world.