St. Augustine once said, “Faith is to believe in something you cannot see and the reward of this faith is to one day see what we believe.” Oh I love this! I love it because sometimes my life can be filled with doubts and uncertainties, but that saying gives me a lot of hope and motivation to overcome tough life. I am also strengthened with words from Saint Paul “I have fought the good fight to the end; I have run the race to the finish; I have kept the faith. All this is to come now is the crown of righteousness reserved for me on that Day; and not only for me but to all those who have longed for his appearing (Tim 4:7-8).” Faith is like “priceless treasure” or “fine pearl” which enables us to achieve that ultimate goal.
Sometimes life feels like a game of faith, doesn’t it? Trust in the promises of God is always put to the test as we long to see the fruit of prayer or sometimes we feel God is too far or his absence in the midst of life crises is experienced. This explains why we have some moments of struggle, doubt, trial and desolation. If we are experiencing this, don’t worry! It could be a great opportunity for us to grow in faith. “Faith seeking understanding.” It is in faith we come to know the mind of God. All what we need to do is to have joy. Saint Paul confirms that in his letter to the Philippians: “rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice” (Phil 4:4). This is our strength to continue in the epic battle of faith.
Let us be united in our words to ask for the help of the Holy Spirit: “Come Holy Spirit, set us ablaze with faith, hope and love. So that we might become a thriving community…”
Have a great weekend everyone.