Each and every day is part of the journey and each trial and tribulation that we face is part of our faith journey. Life requires faith. What is faith?
Today, hurtling down the tracks in a box of steel , balanced only on two thin pieces of iron laid on the ground; I was aware of the faith it required to take a train. It's really a scary experience, looked at objectively and the condition of the rails is another reason to have fear, however I trust as much as I can in my fellow man at the front of the thing.(hoping hes not drunk or something)
Faith was not in that we wouldn't crash/derail/hit a car/person/whatever though. The faith was in the optimism that the universe is at least a benign one at it's core and that all faiths lead to the same reality. The faith has more to do with my own core values.
Faith, for you, may be an entirely different experience.
I believe much more that is grounded in my Christian background, but I don't believe in the exclusivity proclaimed by tradional Christianity (yes, I know this puts me at odds with it somewhat) and I lean toward Budhist thought sometimes and have a Roman Catholic background. My theology is a mixture of those things that are familiar. However, I am aware, had I been born somewhere else, my theology might well be a completely different matter. I think that the one thing is that all faiths are just as valid as the other. My last group experience was the Unitarian Fellowship.
My idea of faith is individual but are there set standards on which we can agree?
Is not faith the hope of the outcome of things being good or at least benign? What would be the point, otherwise?
Nihilism is not appealing.