October 6 - What is "faith", anyway?

The disciples are once again on the raggedy edge between trust and despair. They plead with Jesus: "Increase our faith!"  

"Increase our faith" - as if faith is something you can measure, and you just have to up your dose and God will like you more and your life will improve.  Or maybe if you study hard and get more intellectual insight - using logic and reason - your faith will increase? (Maybe even to the point where you don't have to cross your fingers when you recite the creeds?)

Father Jonathan explains that faith is a simple concept, and that you either have it, or you don't. His example is the work of the Episcopal community in Haiti.

But never mistake something that is simple for something that is easy. It's not easy. This is good stuff that we all need to hear.