sometimes is misconstrued as a magical formula forgetting into heaven, but it is really much simplerthan that. Faith is simply trust in God’s will andGod’s forgiveness. Today we examine the faith that ittakes to see God giving us all that we have and needin this life.
Reflecting on the Readings:
– Faith in Free Lunch –We’retaught to never trust a “free lunch”, but that iswhat God offers us – a free feast offered to usin His love. Think of the food that you pay forand eat and the food that you offer to others,how are they the same or different?
– Faith in God’s Actions – Thepsalmist points out actions in which we seeGod being faithful to us. How many ways doesGod show His faithfulness in this Psalm? Is Hefaithful to you in the same ways?
– Forgetting His Faithlessness -Paul laments the forgetfulness and rejection of Jesus by his own people, the Israelites. Youhave His gifts of faithfulness to you, what arethey? How do you remember or forget thesegreat gifts?
– Faith to Eat – Jesus’miracle of feeding the 5000 clearly displayswho He is and how we can see His faithfulnessto us, and learn to have faith in Hisfaithfulness. Do you trust Jesus to always betrustworthy to you? When do you question Hisfaithfulness?
Law and Gospel:
: Our trust in God gives us eyes to see Hisaction in all of our human life: when we eat,breathe, cash a paycheck, etc. But so often wechoose to blind ourselves and not see Him atwork in our lives.