By Sister Regina Siegfried, ASC

I have faith in St. Louis, and especially in the people of our city’s many neighborhoods.

In my urban, south-side neighborhood, residents of my block have worked long and hard to create a peaceful, safe and friendly environment.

Most of us know and trust each other enough to have keys to one another’s homes, and can count on each other for help. That reliance and faith in each other were forged in relationships built on discussions held over back-yard fences, in block parties and during alley cleanups.

Faith is about relationships, not politics. When city structures, systems or officials fail the people they’re supposed to serve, a neighbor might come to the rescue.

Faith in St. Louis is confidence and trust in the many good and dear neighbors who are right out the front door.