THEME: FAITH DETERMINES OUR FATE
READINGS: Wisdom 18:6-9/ Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-11 / Luke 12:32-48
19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
‘Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen’ (Heb. 11:1). It is by faith that we are, for instance, convinced that God exists even though we do not see. Again, it is by faith that we are, for instance, assured of living forever with God in heaven, even though we have not yet seen heaven. Faith, therefore, points to our future spiritual destination; it points to where we hope to be one day – it determines our fate.
Abraham, for instance, was asked by God to move to a place he did not know, but he responded positively by his faith. His faith was like a compass that directed him to the destination he initially did not know. His faith, in a way, determined his destination. Furthermore, by his faith he who was childless had the good fate of becoming the father of many nations.
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