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Trust, faith and autonomy

11 Aug

As Giddens has established, there is a boundary between faith and trust, butJesusNasÁguas inevitably those who have confidence will need some kind of faith to increase their security and thus their autonomy, without it drifting towards individualism or isolationism.
It is then possible to qualify the faith, let us turn to the mystics, and as Western-Christian civilization the figure of Jesus, the passage in which he walks on the waters scaring his disciples who think he is a ghost, is very illustrative and can tell us something of faith , so there is Matthew 28 to 30:
Then Peter said to him, “Lord, if it be you, let me go to meet you, walking on water.”
And Jesus answered, “Come!” Peter got out of the boat and began to walk on the water toward Jesus.
But when he felt the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
Even one of his main disciples after finding him to be a ghost, recognizes him and wishes to walk on the waters sinks, lacked confidence, faith and mainly autonomy.
The fact that followers of various mystical currents have little autonomy makes them a little childish, and dependent on almost everything of the master, that is why the master often dies, the disciples die, but Jesus did not die … it is another story, And it will take another kind of faith, though many proclaim the living God, present him dead.
An important qualifier for faith and his twin sister hope, and both are daughters of love, then faith must originate from something that is love, must distribute the trust and the desired good with other people and the environment, to Makes it “trustworthy” then this kind of faith is not blind, but a faith that has an “agapic act” that heals the environment.
The fact that the vast majority of religious groups function as closed systems and do not provide the environment with a sensible improvement, first in relationships and then in actions, and finally in faith; Is that it makes them a minefield of prejudices and evil, they want to be heard as masters, but they are small in listening and opening.
Walking on the water, the metaphor most often used is to say that it is a world that is agitated and agitated by injustice and lack of love, should not oppose an active and deep inner faith.
Trust those who have faith, but faith must come from a soul open to the world and to others.