We often hear the phrase “keep the faith.” Generally speaking, it means being faithful to our beliefs no matter what. One time, I was in a mall doing some shopping when I noticed this t-shirt with a message in big, bold letters: “DON’T KEEP THE FAITH.”
The message took me by surprise and for some reason, I knew there was a catch. I looked more closely at the shirt and true enough, under the earlier message, were smaller, less noticeable words which said: “Spread it around.”
Clever message right? And so true too. Faith is not meant to be kept for ourselves. Faith is something that we should share with others — sometimes by words, always, by action. As they say, “faith without good works is dead.”
So the next time you think of just “keeping the faith,” remember that shirt. Faith that is shared rings truer.