Stir up that fire of faith

Friday, 1-8-2014

St. Alphonsus Liguori

Readings of the day:

Jeremiah 26:1-9
Psalm 69:5, 8-10, 14,
Matthew 13:54-58

Link to Readings –> http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/080114.cfm

Reflections:

Stir up that fire of faith. Christ is not a figure that has passed. He is not a memory that is lost in history. St. Josemaria escriva

How well we need it in our time. How often do we need to hear of this. Day and night, our faith needs to be rekindled with the fire of love and the sword of hope in order to fight the temptation and sin in our way. It seems to me, in every age, people tend to go head-butt on the need of faith in their lives, the need to believe in a God they do not see. I ask again, only if they could see many men of faith live out their actions other than their lips in strong conviction of what they profess, I wonder what the turn out would be. More than reasoned argument(which is good and necessary), living out the faith speaks volume than words.

Faith, I would compare to an enzyme, needs a substrate to bind with(the word of God), in order to have a product(our actions). If an enzyme doesn’t bind to a substrate, a product can never be formed. Likewise, for our faith to be rekindled and lived out, we need to be saturated in the word of God, to be formed in it, in order to live according to it.

So then, may we then ask the Lord for an increase in faith. A faith so strong and sure, despite our weaknesses: to believe without doubt, to trust without weaver and to follow without worry.

Happy new month friends. May the month be bright for us.

Peace and Love of Christ!

MO.

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About Michael Ogundele

A writer, ardent reader and lover of nature. fell in love with writing five years back and I've been engraved in her arms ever since. I share my little way of writing poetry and reflections based on Catholic faith and Spirituality on this space. I hope you enjoy reading as we ride the same chariot to the leafy greens. Do follow me and together, let us jump into the ocean of my ink.
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