Faith, at first, is simply trust. Trust in the healing power of things unseen, healing me at the cost of everything I used to place my hope for happiness in. Later, faith becomes a Divine Persuation to give up myself to receive my True Self. Not an easy thing to do–to trust an unseen God that to the egoic mind is largely absent, and seemingly at odds with egoic goals and desires. Maybe this is an alternative way to think about Jesus’ words, “Love your enemy.” After all to the egoic mind God truly is an enemy, isn’t he?