- Difference between beleif and faith
contributed by Mr Ashok Lunia
There was a tightrope walker, who was so good that he could walk between two twenty stories building on a tight rope with a balancing pole.
Thousands of people would watch him perform his breathtaking feat. After he walked across the building he would have his assistant sit on his shoulder and he would proceed to walk across the building.
Everybody were amazed and gave him a thunderous applause. He asked them whether they believed that he could do it again. The crowd said, Yes, we believe that you can!
After a while he asked the crowd again, Now, who wants to volunteer to get on my shoulder? With that the crowd became silent.
There is a difference between Belief and Faith. We can believe what we see. In the above story, the crowd believed in the tightrope walker because they saw him perform the feat. But when he asked them Who wants to get on my shoulder? everyone was silent. You see, the crowd had Belief but they did not have Faith. This story clearly illustrates the difference between belief and having faith.
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