12th Sunday O.T. – 2018

 

 12th Sunday O.T.  – 2018

 

“Why are you terrified? Do you not yet have faith?”

 

There are many things that may frighten us. They don’t have to be so much terrible, enough that they take us by surprise. When some unexpected difficulties come across, we feel frightened. Why? Because it seems that we do not have any control over them. We really like to be in control of nearly everything. How seldom do we think about our faith.

 

Faith does not concern only spiritual or religious matters. Jesus – in today’s Gospel – shows us that faith shall be and it is very much connected to our daily life. He does not scold His disciples for making the trip in a wrong time. He is questioning their faith. “Do you not YET have faith?”

 

How about our faith? Do we have it? 

Sometimes yes, sometimes or more of the time – no. 

What is faith anyway? Do we understand it?

 

Most of the time – especially when we ask God for something – our prayer has no faith at all. There is something that we may call “a poor wish”, “a weak hoping” – that may be it will be fulfilled.

 

Faith is an inner trust and assurance, a certainty that what I ask for I will receive. It is connected with our imagination of the ONE whom I ask for a favor.

 

Ask yourself:      Who is God for me?  

                         Who I am for God and myself? 

Why do I ask? What do I ask God for? 

Believe and have faith in God. 

 Fr. Kgotsofalang SCJ

 

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