Some people lose faith and some people keep it... go figure.
We go into a restaurant. We look at a menu and we have faith that the individual taking our order will bring us our food. They have faith that we will pay for it. Sometimes there are hiccups. Sometimes the dressing isn't on the side. Or the meat is over cooked. But we don't lose our faith. We keep going to restaurants. We keep ordering food and we keep believing that they will bring us our food. We keep the faith.
As an example, let's take a union. I know a guy that quit his union because in a contract around ten years ago, a small detail item that he was interested in got dropped. So small that I really can't remember what it was. But that was all it took for him to have a snit, lose faith, quit and go home. It didn't matter that it was a contract that had a raise and a condition improvement. It didn't matter that the good of the many was served. All it took was for him to not have the world lay down the way he thought it should and he lost faith.
The reverse side of the coin. People find out that their minister consorts with prostitutes. (You might remember. It was national news) He comes back to the congregation and has himself a good cry and everyone forgives him and he continues. As a matter of fact he also continues to see prostitutes. People didn't lose faith in him.
Now to be honest here... I DON'T GET IT!!! It seems that recently I have seen so many people lose faith over nothing. Most of the time when I ask about it, they can't even give me solid answers. They say things like.....I'm so disillusioned! I know things that you don't know. I've seen things you haven't seen. I know somebody who has heard stories. The only thing anyone cares about is money....
Maybe I'm the one that's confused. So many people tripping over pebbles and pondering over the pebble as if it is life changing. A big, friggin' boulder they could go around but this little pebble is going to alter their existence. I don't know... my instinct tells me to jap-slap them up side the head and say, "Snap out of it, Whiney-Baby!!!" I don't know... I must be different.
But until I run into a boulder that I can't handle, I'm just gonna keep the faith, Baby... keep the faith.