Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
January 27, A.D. 2007
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19
Luke 1:69-70, 71-72, 73-75
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
There is an old joke that says, “Tell someone that there are a billion stars in the galaxy and they will believe you, but place a wet paint sign on something and they have to touch it to make sure.” While meant as a funny commentary on human beings, it has a large measure of truth.
We find it so easy to believe some things, even when they seem impossible and are beyond any proof. But then we deny those things that are so evident even when proof is easily found. So it was with the disciples who had witnessed countless miracles and had been taught about the kingdom, God’s love and eternal life. But when faced with the storm, they just could not believe that they would be safe or saved. They had no faith.
Do you sometime find that your faith is lacking, that you doubt God’s promises or that your prayers are not answered? This seems to be a natural human tendency. We hear today that “Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence of things not seen.” One of God’s great gifts is faith, it is our realization that the salvation we have longed for is here and we have plenty of evidence. Our faith should grow and as we find ourselves in those times of waning faith, ask the Lord for help. Faith is trust and He is completely trustworthy and will help when you call.
- Don Claunch, SFO
(dlclaunch at bresnan dot net)
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