From yesterday's Magnificat meditation:
"Faith is not a thing of the mind; it is not an intellectual certainty or a felt conviction of the heart. It is a sustained decision to take God with utter seriousness as the God of my life... Often it may seem as if we only act "as if," so unaffected are our hearts, perhaps even mocking us: "Where is your God!" It is this acting out "as if" that is true faith. All that matters to faith is that God should have what He wants and we know that what He wants is always our own blessedness."