In the children's classic Alice in Wonderland, Alice happens upon the Cheshire Cat. Thinking he might be of help to her, she asks: "I was just wondering if you could help me find my way?  Cat: "That depends on where you want to go."  Alice: "Oh, it doesn't really matter, as long as..."  Cat: "Then it doesn't really matter which way you go." 

Drawing a parallel, if we don't care about where either we or our families wind up spiritually, then, like Alice, it might not really matter which way we go. While faith by its very nature means sometimes being led along without knowing exactly where we might end up, we are still in motion along a proscribed path. Faith can help us find our way through the thickets and brambles.

Recently, I have either heard or overheard comments from two people who have decided to "take a break" from their faith. Having done that myself for 15 years, I don't believe that faith is something from which we can take a break. If we're not moving forward, we're also not standing still.  We're wandering. We may happen to wander in the right direction, and we may not. Faith is a substance. It's a driving force. It moves us from point A to point B. Remain committed. Choose faith.