Earlier today during my interview with Hillary Clinton I asked her about her faith walk and her relationship with God.
Watch what she had to say. Also, read her comments below:
Clinton: Well, you know, I am in some ways fortunate, David, because I have had a strong faith ever since I was a little girl, and I frankly credit my parents for that. They understood the importance of giving us that anchor. It has meant the world to me to be brought up in a faith tradition. I was taken back to the little Methodist church where my father was baptized as an infant and there was a sort of a continuity of the faith tradition that I was given as a gift, which I then had to make my own. And I did because as a Methodist, which I am, we look at the roots of our faith, our personal relationship with God, obviously through Jesus Christ which gives us a sense that we're not only saved and that we're called and that we are given much and therefore much is required.
We have our scriptural truth that we turn to. We have our traditions which go back to the coal mines, which my parents' ancestors came. It was thought in my father's family his great grandfather actually heard John Wesley preach. It is the person, it's the scriptural, it's the traditional and it is also very much in keeping with my understanding how faith can be based in reason as well as passion.
I am very fortunate because that is what I have always been working through my entire life. So my faith has sustained me, it has informed me, it has saved me, it has chided me, it has challenged me, and I don't know who I would be or where I would be had I not been given that gift, those years of tutelage through my faith.
THE BRODY FILE:
Hillary Clinton Talks to The Brody File