"Faith is not a light which scatters all our darkness, but a lamp which guides our steps in the night and suffices for the journey. To those who suffer, God does not provide arguments which explain everything; rather, his response is that of an accompanying presence, a history of goodness which touches every story of suffering and opens up a ray of light." ~ Pope Francis ("Lumen Fedei", 2013)
Faith is a word often grouped together in Christianese mush. But faith gives hope and light in the midst of this world. As this semester continues to be difficult academically and sad things continue to happen, I want to remember this quote.