‘This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.’ Promises have a healing effect on us. A promise opens us a possibility, a new beginning. Faith in the promise of God is the greatest offer for us humans. This leap into ‘the Promise’ heals and purifies human history. The belief in Jesus’ Father that the gospel requests of us disentangles us from our past lost ways and failures. Through the act of faith – we can transcend the impasses of history and individual life. Faith and genuine freedom, our liberation, are intimately connected.
These are verbal Icons, expressions of how the world is seen from Saint Augustine's..