Saturday, August 07, 2010

You already know (Sunday homily)

How strong is your faith?
If you were past child-bearing age,
would you believe you could have a child?
And would you—like Sarah—be willing to face the challenge?

I don’t think my faith is that strong. Perhaps you think the same?

We might wonder how we increase our faith.
You do it by accepting the baby, as Sarah did—
and do what a parent does.

Often we fret about whether we can see the journey through—
but that isn’t something we can ever know.
Our task is to take the first step. And the next.

Many 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.”

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