Today’s Thoughts: “Faith is about doing. You are how you act, not just how you believe.” (Mitch Albom, Have a Little Faith: a True Story)
Perhaps Mitch Albom gives us some insight into the Gospel story today (Luke 7:1-10). The centurion’s faith was recognizable in his actions. He cared for the community he served, he even built them a place for prayer. He cared his own household. No treating them as property but valuing and caring for them. He recognized the presence of God in his life even though he did not belong to the faith community and perhaps most importantly he recognized his own unworthiness to be in the presence of God but trusted in God’s compassion and love.
These actions enable Jesus to see his true faith and looked what happened. How we act reflects what kind of faith we have. I pray today that all of us may learn to live and act as the centurion in the Gospel so that God finds great faith in us.
Have a great Monday everyone!
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Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P. "Preacher on the Run"
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