John 6:28-29 Then they said to him, “What must we do to perform the works of God?” Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.” * * * * * * * Faith is a muscle that grows as muscles do by stretching. Stretching muscles creates micro tears that stimulate more growth. It is the clinical way of saying "no pain, no gain." A good Yoga instructor can teach you how to stretch correctly so that you are not doing more damage than good but even good Yoga exercises are exercises. Faith does not happen by means of surgical implant. It happens by exercise. Rarely can we wait to move until we have all the faith we think we need to move forward. Most often, we move forward in order to grow the faith we need. * * * * * * * Holy God, help us. Amen.