¿Encontrará todavía fe en la tierra? (Lucas 18:8b)

The words are Gerado Oberman’s; the translation is Katie Fiegenbaum’s; the challenge belongs to us all!

Una fe capaz de resistir lo injusto,
una fe que sepa insistir, a tiempo y a destiempo,
una fe que no se resigne,
una fe que no se doblegue,
una fe que no se arrodille ante los poderes,
una fe que sepa defender los derechos de las personas,
una fe que se involucre, una fe activa,
una fe política, una fe social, una fe económica,
una fe sensible ante el dolor del prójimo,
una fe luchadora, presente en marchas y protestas,
una fe que conoce su historia, que tiene memoria,
una fe que se hace carne en el presente,
una fe que mira al horizonte con esperanza:

Estamos tan mal enseñados y enseñadas sobre la fe,
que la creemos apenas un “sentimiento”
o la capacidad de “saber” ciertas cosas
o la costumbre de repetir algunas frases de memoria
o la tradición de ir a un templo de tanto en tanto.
Pero la fe es mucho más que sentir, saber, repetir…

La fe es confiar en Dios, esperar en él;
y, mientras tanto, en el camino, en la vida de cada día,
la fe es resistencia a todo lo que se oponga al amor de Dios,
a la plenitud de la vida y a la justicia del Reino.

La fe es parecerse a esa viuda
que supo doblegar la indiferencia de un juez.
¿La hallará Dios aún?

Would there still be faith found on earth? (Luke 18:8b)

A faith capable of resisting that which is unjust,
a faith that knows how to insist, on time,
at the right and the the wrong time,
a faith that does not give up,
a faith that does not yield,
a faith that does not kneel before the powerful,
a faith that knows how to defend human rights,
a faith that gets involved, an active faith,
a political faith, a social faith, an economic faith,
a deeply sensitive faith when faced with a friend’s pain,
a fighting faith, present at marches and protests,
a faith that knows its history, that has memory,
a faith that becomes flesh in the present,
a faith that looks at the horizon with hope:

We are so badly taught about faith,
that we believe it to be just a “feeling”
or the capacity to “know” true things
or the custom to repeat some phrases from memory
or the tradition to go to some religious place ever so often.
But faith is much more than feeling, knowing, repeating…

Faith is trusting in God, confiding in God;
and, in the meantime, on the path, in everyday life,
faith is resistance to all who opposes the love of God,
the fullness of life and the justice of God’s realm.

Faith is being like that widow
who found out how to overcome the indifference of a judge.
Will God still find it?

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