1. St. Paul talks about faith that is weak and by his description of what it looks like, I lived there; I've been the weak brother. It appears that a firm faith is that faith that trusts in the goodness of God for you based on something outside of you – not on some special, superior knowledge, but having your name known and loved by God.
  2. The wine of communion is a gift from God and the blood of Christ we receive at the rail an inebriant that encourages and frees us.