The weight of beliefs
Beliefs are the invisible threads that weave together the fabric of our lives. They are products of experiences, insights, and validation, deeply rooted in our personal context, which encompasses our history, family, culture, and friends. Although these influences shape our beliefs, we ultimately possess the agency to mold and sculpt our own convictions.
It is crucial to acknowledge that blindly adopting beliefs is an irresponsible act. Mindless belief suggests a lack of discernment and an unwillingness to validate our experiences and insights. To fully embrace the beliefs we hold, we must strive to subject them to scrutiny, seeking understanding and clarity. In doing so, we take ownership of our convictions and give them true weight.
When we tell someone, “I believe you,” we are making a profound statement. This affirmation is a synthesis of reason and faith, demonstrating our willingness to stand by someone and trust in their words. It is not a declaration made lightly but rather a testament to the strength of our conviction.
The weight of authentic belief can be heavy, as it demands both the courage to question and the strength to commit. As we contemplate the beliefs we hold dear, we must ask ourselves if we are ready to bear this burden.
Are we prepared to carry the cross and weight of our beliefs?
John 3:31-36. He that believes in the Son, has life everlasting.
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 2023-110: APRIL 20, 2023]