Will you simply believe? Or, will you follow me?

Following in someone’s steps is an action of the will and conduct. The act(s) of “following” is not a passive belief, however fervent that belief might be. Believing in something higher than ourselves requires action that transcends the the merely original, average or expected. Without the acted-upon will to transcend, there can be no expectation of redemption from our base state of human be-ing.