Are Faith & Belief the same? Beliefs, whether rational or not, seem to come from experience, observation, and discernment. Faith is first felt and then practiced: a Faith devoid of practice is merely duplicitous rhetoric. Let us each believe as we will; let us all search for Universal Faith that embraces true compassion, affirms our worth and dignity, and calls us to heal and to make peace. For Big Faith we give hopeful thanks. Blessed Be, and Amen.