Credence: (n) belief as to the truth of something
Actually it takes more than belief.
It requires evidence.
In attempting to convince human beings of the validity of an idea or the power of a concept, it is often necessary to come with at least two examples in which your assertion has proven itself effective.
This realization eliminates a lot of time talking nonsense or trying to establish superiority by displaying ethereal wisdom.
Just think of it—how much more credence would we have if we did not base our lifestyles on politics, money, selfish concerns, heaven, hell or wishing?
All of these may have their place, but they have nothing to do with the nuts and bolts of constructing a grand foundation for abundant life.
Religion has no credence whatsoever if it doesn’t produce a way for people to be happy and love one another.
Likewise, politics is devoid of credence if it talks about grand notions but never comes up with a simple plan on how to enact a necessary change.
Corporations which can only make commercials but not deliver on their promises forsake all credibility.
And sitting around talking about our hopes and dreams usually just makes us sleepy.
As a friend of yours living at this time on Earth, I wish you to know that I have no intention whatsoever of luring you with the lore of heaven—if I can’t give you an Earthly prototype.