Do you believe? So often in the gospels, a miracle or other divine action by Jesus is done because of the faith of the person to be healed. In fact, when he goes back home, he is not able to work miracles because the people do not have faith. We are reminded that our God is not invasive. The way in which God chooses to act in our lives is by respecting our freedom. It is not simply a case of barging into our soul, but rather being allowed in when we allow God to do so. The respect of our freedom is one of the most powerful signs of God’s love for us, for in being free agents we share an important quality of God, who is perfectly free.
Readings for Today It is interesting how God chooses his apostles. Today we celebrate St. Barnabas, who is the one who mentors St. Paul, brings him to the Christians, and searches him out in Tarsus. God’s choices are interesting, because at the beginning of Paul’s ministry, it is Barnabas whose name is mentioned first and […]
Readings for Today Do you know who you are? Are you really comfortable in your own skin? For some, it is tempting to try to be more than they are. They seek power, or prestige, or money, or riches, or material goods, or to control persons. They come to think that somehow they are more […]