With Hanukkah coming to an end, Christmas days away, and people taking time off work, we are in a season of quickened faith. When you watch people exercise that faith, whether lighting candles or attending Midnight Mass, the first thing you see is how surprising it is. You’d think faith would be a simple holding of belief, or a confidence in things unseen, but, in real life, faith is unpredictable and ever-changing.
So begins Jewish columnist David Brooks in some helpful musings on religious faith. (He draws heavily on Christian Wiman.) You can read his op-ed at the New York Times here: The Subtle Sensations of Faith – NYTimes.com.