The Letter to the Hebrews give us striking insights today: Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence of things not seen (11:1). It’s easy for us to not take faith seriously because we did not attain it ourselves. We simply forget about it or consider it our grandparents’ religion. In many ways, faith and God may be irrelevant for the 21st century young adult.
At the same time, faith is not something we can attain or arrive at on our own efforts. It’s not a science or a mathematical equation. Faith is a gift given from God out of an expression of total free love. Coming to know Jesus is not our own efforts. It is precisely God’s initiative.
If you are looking for a love that is total and free, be open to what God can do for you and what God IS doing through you. He wants to be the center of your life. The God whom we cannot see, makes himself present at every Altar and at every Eucharist. Do we hope for him? Saint Paul reminds us that no eye has ever seen or ear has ever heard what God has ready for those who truly love him.