Weekend Reflection for 1/30/15
Faith is one of the greatest gifts God has given you and me. Without faith, we cannot be certain that God exists. But with faith we know that God exists even though we cannot see, hear or touch him. Spiritual faith in a God, who keeps us alive and active, is different from natural faith in people and things that support us in this life. By faith we believe that there is one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe God became man who suffered, died and rose to life so that we could share eternal happiness with him.
We strengthen our faith when we pray the "Our Father" and mean it, or when we offer our pains, disappointments or sickness to our heavenly Father, or when we love and help the poor and needy as Jesus would do.
Jesus said: "Everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven." When we reach heaven, there will be no need of faith. For then we will see and experience our loving God who will share Himself with us.