Every day I see the words of my beloved English language being misused. What makes English both challenging and wonderful is that we have a seemingly endless supply of words to define everything under the sun. If there is even the most minute difference in meaning between two things, we make two separate words for it. Tiny does not mean small. Enormous is not exactly the same as gigantic. We don’t redefine existing words when we’re tired of their meaning. When a new definition is required, we create a new word to go with it. (And yes, I’m referring to “marriage” there.) But what good is it having such a sophisticated language that takes into account these differences when we can’t even use the words properly?
What is the definition of the word “faith”? I’m a Christian, so I see that word tossed around quite a bit. A lot of people seem to think that faith is believing in something you can’t see. They use the word faith as a noun, and they think that it has to be something specific to “God”.
But faith is not a noun. Faith is a verb. And the definition of the word faith doesn’t have anything to do with religion. Continue reading