“I've had a hard time with some of my fellow Christians,” he said softly. “It's hard not to build up a wall. But I've met some really great believers, too. They don’t all agree with me about stuff. But they love me.”
Faith, then, does not reduce God to a religious concept, or a catechism, or a set of doctrines. Faith does not content itself with traditions and rites. Faith is not a sentiment that can be set aside. Faith is a lived reality.
He could feel his heart pounding like a jackhammer, his face was hot, sweat breaking out along his hairline.