A very dear friend of mine, about to graduate from college, suddenly met death by drowning. He must have known that he and his companion were lost. Yet when he was peacefully sleeping in his last couch, there was no expression of fear or anxiety on his face, as would be expected; but rather, there lingered about the corners of his mouth, a smile such as we have seen in life when someone is accorded a most pleasant welcome into a beautiful setting with delightful friends waiting.
In addition to this faith in divinity and a rewarding hereafter, I believe faith in oneself is quite important—not, alone, to success as gauged by society, but to one’s own dignity and self esteem. It is important, as well, to the continuance or development of a faith in God, and at the same time, appeals to that God through prayer; people need sustained belief in