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Nguyen 1Faith:How faith can impact my life and work as a future Catholic educator?Kathy NguyenCHRTC 250Professor HammondFebruary 6, 2014What is faith? It may seem that it is easy to answer this question. Hence, the answer may slightly vary depending on a person's cultural/traditional and religious beliefs. I believe that faith is to believe in something in which there is no proof and complete trust. It is where we have a strong belief and completely trust in something and risking your chances without a doubt. Although faith is a belief with a strong will, it is greatly important in the Catholic life. Here, I will reflect on faith and how it will affect me as a future Catholic educator.What is Faith really?Faith is to believe in something with no proof and having complete trust. As simple as it may sound, there is more to the word itself than we think. Life isn't always what it seems to be or what you image it to be. The crack of dawn rising of each new day you wake up to, you seem to never know what to expect. As a result, when things in your life do not appear the way you expect it to be, you must have faith. You must believe and keep your head held up high with positivity. To further understand the concept of faith, I would ask my family and friends and attend religion class. As a Catholic individual, I was taught to believe in God and that God will always guide us with light. Hence, many others including myself probably question our faith at some point in our lives. I think you must believe that things will happen when there is no proof or evidence to support its happening. For instance, I would say that faith has played an important role in my life. I always believe that God will get you through anything without asking questions. However, I think that by showing an act of humanity such as volunteering with the needy or foster kids, it has allowed me to be closer to God.How is God revealed to human kind?Firstly, many would ask who is God and why is he important to the humanity of human kind. To be honest, I was one of those people who would ask that question when I was a child. In Ian Knox book "Theology for Teacher," he states that God is revealed to us in "God as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit" (41). I agree with Knox because all three sayings refer to a first, second, and third person of the blessed trinity. Therefore, there is only one God. Jesus revealed to us God's knowledge, thoughts, and desires through his actions and his teachings. Furthermore, these teachings are written down by four great writers: Luke, Mark, Matthew, and John. These written teachings are used to understand the actions of God through human writing. God's actions in dealing with his children happened in two Testaments. The bible states:"In the past, God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days, he has spoken to us by his Son…" (Hebrews 1:1-2).The Old and New TestamentThe two testaments are...

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