Reflective Essay On Faith

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One of the best perks that St. Norbert College offers are the courses revolved around theology. Even though they might not be my favorite classes, my faith and what it means to me matters. With these classes, I can explore and learn more things about my faith and affirm a belief that I may have. During this past semester I have spent my time learning about multiple religions, beliefs, and ideas that I hold true to my faith and what others hold true to theirs. Theological Foundations has changed my understanding of revelation, faith, God, and what it means to be Christian.
Faith, a word made up of five letters that can mean millions of different things. I think this was the biggest bombshell I experienced throughout my entire time studying this semester. At the beginning of the class I thought that having faith meant you had to have a certain religion and set of beliefs. That idea quickly changed after the first day of class. When we were learning about all the different types of religion, I realized that Catholicism, Judaism, and Islam aren’t the only
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I just assumed we were going to study the Book of Revelation from the Bible. I quickly found out I was wrong and we’d be getting asked existentialist questions like “What 's the meaning of life?”, “Why did God create you?, and “What 's your purpose?”. Some course material that I found helpful in using to answer these questions was Viktor Frankl’s book Man’s Search For Meaning. His book has a central theme of logotherapy which highlights that as humans, we seek for meaning in life. His book helped me to look for and find my meaning in life. I looked back towards my faith and who I am as a person to decide why am I here. I truly believe that God has revealed my meaning in life through the decisions I make everyday. Frankl’s book showed me a way of how to answer questions of revelation and it has changed my understanding of how God reveals himself in
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