Year C- 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
5 And the apostles said to the Lord: Increase our faith.
Inspiration of the Holy Spirit - From the Sacred Heart of JesusNothing is impossible for those who have faith. The reason is that they put all their trust in me and I listen to them. But faith is not just the act of believing that I will respond a prayer with a miraculous answer, it is a combination of humility that makes a soul feel small in my presence and trust that I will answer.
Take the story of the Centurion that said that he was not worthy for me to come into his house, but that I could give the order and his servant would be healed. This man had humility and showed great respect for me, he himself gave orders to others and they obeyed him, so he acknowledged that I was the Christ, the Master of creation, the one with the power to perform miracles, and he totally believed that I could heal. His petition was granted.
To have faith in me, you must start with humility. It is necessary to accept that I am not just another man; I am the Son of the Living God. Being the Son of God, I have always been the Word of God, the creative word that brought everything to existence out of nothing.
Becoming like any other ordinary man, I have taught humility by lowering myself from my divinity to my humanity. I have called you all to learn from me because I am meek and humble of heart. Those who appreciate who I really am, feel profound humility of heart because they understand who they are in comparison to me. They can only approach me with deep remorse for their sins just as Peter realized who I was and said: “stay away from me Lord, because I am a sinful man.”
This is the beginning of true faith, accepting me as the Son of God with utter humility; once you put your trust in me, your faith can be rewarded.
In the parable above, I also speak about the duties of the servants with their Master. It would be very wise for everyone to do everything for the love of God who is the Master of creation, to know him, love Him and server Him. There is no immediate reward for that, except for peace in your hearts and the knowledge that trusting in me will grant you a share in my everlasting glory.
Author: Joseph of Jesus and Mary
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