May the Lord give you grace and peace in the Holy Spirit. It is 30th January 2023. We reflect on Hebrews 11:32-40 and Mark 5:1-20
Who is inspiring you in your faith commitment?
Ignorance is not the expression of innocence. Heroic stories of those who were faithful to God and the value of the Gospel inspires and offers insights into our personal life. We all need someone to inspire and motivate us in our life.
Faith needs to be practised to keep it burning and alive. Faith does not promise anything except perfection in believing even when there is no imminent reward. “Love the Lord, all you saints. God guards the faithful.” (Ps.31:23).
A little boy was flying a kite. A passerby who looked at him and did not see anything in the sky asked him, “what are you doing?” He replied that he was flying his kite. Then the man asked, “How do you know it is there? “You cannot see it but I can feel the tug on the string.” Perhaps we can’t see God but we can feel the tug of conviction God puts in our hearts, and we can go on believing God’s promises.
By curing the Gerasene demoniac, Jesus strengthened his faith in God and in life. The encounter with Jesus brings us not only closer to God but also to our families and friends. Faith is not an automated lens that focuses on the blurred visions of our realities in life. It is a constant personal endeavour to adjust manually by focusing on Jesus, we can deal with demons and devastating moments in life.
“Go home and tell your family and friends what the Lord has done for you and what mercy he has shown you.”(Mk.5:19).
We all have a story of faith to share. God has done enough and more to each one personally and as a community.