Wednesday, June 7, 2006

Fr. Paul Ward: Five Ways to Lose your Faith

The Five Ways to Lose Your Faith: Problems and Solutions
Associate Pastor's Column
Sunday, May 28, 2006

The popular anaphora is that the definition for insanity is to continue to do the same thing over and over and expect different results. Mental illness is of course deeper than that, and the anaphora fails to take into account things like the influences of personal evil spirits. But it does accurately portray one aspect of some forms of insanity.
I mention this because many of us continue to live and think like those people around us who have lost their faith, and fail to realize that we go down the same road. If worldly lives of worldly people brought them to abandon their faith, can we reasonably assume that we will not succumb to the same problem if we live just as they?
There are five chief ways to lose one’s faith; but there are also remedies. The five causes are:

You'll have to go to Fr. Paul Ward's website for the answer to the "five".