lies, therefore, not in whipping up within oneself a higher energy of believing but in a desperate turning toward the Person who is faith’s object: “Lord, save me,” Peter cried, and “Jesus immediately reached out His hand and caught him” (14:30, 31). The men of the New Testament show remarkably little interest in a definition of faith or an analysis of believing. They are much less interested than we are in examining their religious viscera for tokens and omens. When they think of faith, they think of it as relatedness to an object; and so, when the disciples came to write the record of Jesus, they did not write meditations on faith, though faith was central in their relationship to Him; they wrote Gospels.
Follow Me: Discipleship According to Saint Matthew