Saturday, April 5, 2014

Day 32: How Deep is Your Faith?

Do we really believe or are we just going through the motions?  How deep is our faith?  Notice I say we because even priests can at times start flying on autopilot and lose their connection to the Divine.  All of us can recite prayers, go to Mass, and basically do the things that our faith requires us to do.  But does it move us?  Are we listening to God?  Do we see his hand in our lives?

One can never grow accustomed to the work of God in our daily lives.  It is miraculous and beyond comprehension.  But it also challenges us to go deeper into our relationship with him and to increase our faith.  It is very easy to switch on the faith autopilot and go through routine, but I remember the words of an old confessor: "beware routine."  Our faith has to be renewed every day.  It has to be fresh.  It has to excite us and wow us. We are after all dealing with a God who sent his Son into the world to die for our sins and rise to new life.  We are dealing with a LIVING God who is constantly at work in our lives.  Our faith must be like that of our Blessed Mother Mary who believed what the angel had told her.  It has to be unquestionable like the faith of Abraham.  It has to be like St. John's who upon seeing the empty tomb just simply believed.  On this day, reflect on how deep your faith is, and let yourself be amazed by your God.