One Thing from Mass

OTfM Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

From the letter to the Hebrews, “faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” I have always struggled with my faith: how to find it, what to do to strengthen it, how to not lose it. Faith is a gift from God, but it also demands action. Like Abraham leaving his home for a foreign land, I must not just stand idly, waiting for God to strike me with a lightning bolt of faith. It is only through daily effort that my journey toward true faith can occur.