Sometimes I envision a construct of faith that involves totality, a unity of the parts. This concept unites one’s intellectual, spiritual, and physical components. While all three terms are inadequate and even artificial, they serve as an approximation for my point.
A true faith response is inseparable from action. This is a point that is touched upon by other thinkers, but the essential component of honesty in that response has often been missed or underemphasized. Without responding to the truest part of one’s knowing, the rest of the process is impaired. I don’t think faith can be understood without a deeper understanding of honesty. Honesty is “hearing.”