Thursday, May 27, 2021

Ex Fide | By Faith

"The real descendants of Abraham are the people who have faith" - Galatians 3:7

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What is your experience of faith? From whom have you learned to believe? How strong is your faith? 

We understand that "all who believe are blessed" (3:9). At the same time our faith is not an easy thing. In the center of our faith is Jesus Christ on the cross (3:1). We look at him and learn from him. 

However, faith is something more than our choice to follow Jesus. Christian faith is also a gift of God's Spirit. We grow up in Christian families and in the Church. All the time, the Holy Spirit is working on us. So we read and meditate on the Word of God. We cooperate with the divine Spirit. We do not live by our own power. The Holy Spirit works miracles among us while we read the Scriptures. 

Believing in God is an everlasting process. It never ends. As believers, we are to help other people believe in God. Through faith our life is more fruitful. We are given the blessing and the Spirit promised by God (3:14).

Lord Jesus Christ who was hanged on a cross for our salvation, redeem us and strengthen our faith. May the Holy Spirit make us your true disciples. We thank you for the grace of Christian faith. We want to keep our promises and become real descendants of Abraham. We pray in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

Reflection on Galatians 3:1-14 by Fr. J√≥zef Trzebuniak, SVD.
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