Saturday, November 3, 2012
Faith the size of a mustard seed...
And the apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.”
“If you have faith the size of a mustard seed,
you would say to [this] mulberry tree,
‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’
and it would obey you.
Just a few weeks ago we began the Year of Faith proclaimed by our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI. Some scratch their head and say, "That's nice.", but don't do anything to make this year different and special.
We are blessed to have some many varied ways of learning more about our faith and to grow in an ever deepening relationship with God -- if we choose to. God is always there, waiting patiently for us to turn to Him. That's His gift of free will to us. We need to choose Him.
The Nicene Creed that we profess each Sunday at Mass is a terrific prayer to meditate upon. These are the truths that our faith is based upon. Reading the Catechism of the Catholic Church is also a great way to expand your knowledge about the truths our faith is based on. Whatever you choose to do, remember If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you would say to [this] mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.