Saturday, August 11, 2007

You know what to do (Sunday homily)

How strong is your faith?

If you were past child-bearing age,
would you believe you could have a child?
Would you—like Sarah—be willing to face the challenge?

If you were a slave in Egypt, would you believe a fellow slave could lead you out?
Would you leave the big city, and set off into the desert?

If you think your faith isn’t that strong…do you want that to change?

We might wonder how we increase our faith.
You do it by accepting the baby, when she comes.
Many times we worry, will we see the journey through?
Instead of focusing on that, work on merely taking the first step into the unknown.

Sometimes people ask, how do I know
I’m doing what God wants? How do I discover his will?

The answer lies in what the Lord said in the Gospel:
Focus on what you already know,
on the task the Lord has given you to do.
God has already told us plenty about his will for us:
He’s given us the commandments;
We know we have to honor our commitments;
We know plenty that God has revealed to us.

“Be like servants who await their master’s return…
ready to open immediately when he comes and knocks.
Blessed are those servants whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this homily! It comes at a good (no, the right) time.