“This is the time for faith. You let this goal be set for you. That was an act of faith. Do not abandon faith, now that the rewards of faith are being introduced.” (A Course in Miracles, FIP ed., T-17.V.6)
Jesus does not say a great deal about faith in A Course in Miracles. He is, in ACIM, giving us concrete ways to reach salvation—and Awakening—and he does not recommend blind faith. He is carefully explaining the means to us, the means to Awakening. He indicates at one point that the end may be revealed to us along the way, but to get there (sustained), the means need to come first. And he says that he is carefully explaining the means to us.
Faith is required, though. We have to proceed, as we read, to believe that Jesus is guiding us aright. He knows that we may sometimes believe that he is misleading us, although he is trying to use words that can’t be misconstrued.
Now, as we proceed through the Text, we need to realize that we must stand firm with this new course of study. When we don’t abandon the Text, it reveals great wonders to us.
And we need those wonders.