Thursday, June 30, 2005
Do You Have Faith?
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Throughout our entire lives we will suffer through various crosses as well as joys, but we most focus growing in our relationship to God (Read more: Why is there evil).

I'm sure that we all will be burdened by sorrow and suffering and our faith will be challenged. In those moments of temptation and trial don't ask yourself if you have faith but rather if you would die for your faith. For Our Lord, Jesus Christ, heard the temptations of Satan in the desert as well as in the Garden of Gethsemane asking if the cup could pass from Him. But, He remained faithful and loved us to the end.

"Greater love than this no man hath, that a man lay down his life for his friends." (John 15:13)

Do you love the Lord enough to die for Him? If you say "yes" then you certainly have faith and thank the Lord for revealing Himself to you as you go forth in life nearing your inevitable crosses but realizing that without the Cross there is no Resurrection.

Jesus said, "If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me" (Matthew 16:24). May the Lord's peace be with all who read this. God Bless you all.

Note: Scripture references are all from the Douay-Rheims Bible.

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4 comment(s):

del_button June 30, 2005 at 9:08 PM
Anonymous said...

I love ANYONE enough to die for them.

I am not afraid to tell people as much.

It is my joy to lay down my life for my friends--and my even greater joy to treat my enemies as my friends.

~ AleX

del_button June 30, 2005 at 9:11 PM
Matthew said...

And I see the Lord in those actions of love as well. This reminds me of something I heard my bishop say before:

May the Christ, who has started the good work in you, bring it to fulfilment.

May I ask if you are thinking of becoming a priest because I see how very important the faith is to you?

del_button July 1, 2005 at 3:17 AM
DrThienPham said...

I do believe in Jesus. I have devoted a website about catholics. http://www.mycatholics.com

del_button July 1, 2005 at 6:52 AM
Matthew said...

I just added your website to my links.

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