For Teilhard, faith was never a matter of doctrines and principles. It is first and foremost an action—an “operative” as he calls it. Faith in this way becomes a wager: if the premise is true, you can only live into it through action. – Cynthia Bourgeault
Mystics live into their faiths. They believe but it is not the end. Doctrines and dogmas are important – but not why they do what they do. Faith is an action. It is not words or a belonging system. In this way, it is transformative.