These are Things I Think About
To me, the distinction between faith and religion is the difference between training for a sport and actually playing it. Having religion is like running drills – a constant repetition of of rituals and actions that’s designed to prepare you for something else. Faith, on the other hand, is what happens in those moments when the storm rises around you, and the only thing keeping you sane is that small voice whispering “keep striving; do the right thing”, especially when doing the wrong thing would be easier or more convenient. Religion is easy. Faith is a process of refinement. It’s a challenge. And in the same way that not everyone who goes the gym will run a marathon, not everyone who practices a religion possesses faith.