August 7, 2020
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
The liturgy for this Sunday – and in particular the Gospel and the First Reading – reminds us of the gift of Faith we have in God and to trust in Him alone. Our First Reading, as well as the Gospel, calls us to remember that no matter the forces of nature or other forces around us, which at times will provoke terror, fear, and confusion, that God will come in the simple, the calm and at times underwhelming ways to rest our weary selves.
We must take consolation and beg for greater Faith when we are tempted to rely fully on anyone or anything that is not primarily God.
I recommend the simple practice of making an act of Faith. Here is the act to use:
O my God, I firmly believe that you are one God in three divine Persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. I believe that your divine Son became man and died for our sins and that he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe these and all the truths which the Holy Catholic Church teaches, because you have revealed them who are eternal truth and wisdom, who can neither deceive nor be deceived. In this faith I intend to live and die. Amen.
May God give you all a greater and more profound Faith and please pray that I increase in Faith too.
Peace in Christ,