"Only the practice of faith can verify what we believe. Does faith permeate your life? Does it form your judgments about death, about success?
Does it influence the way you read the newspaper? Do you have a divine sense of humor that sees through people and events into the unfolding plan of God?
When things are turbulent on the surface of your life, do you retain a quiet calm, firmly fixed in ultimate reality?
As Thérèse of Lisieux said, 'Let nothing disturb you, let nothing frighten you. All things are passing. God alone remains.'" -Brennan Manning