Posted by: livingscripture | February 20, 2017

Seventh Monday in Ordinary Time

 

WORD of the DAY

Then the boy’s father cried out, “I do believe, help my unbelief!”

(Mark 9: 24)

How shall I live this Word?cure-of-the-boy

A distraught father brings Jesus his son who is tormented by convulsions from a serious illness and begs Him to cure him.  The father had already asked the disciples of Jesus but their attempts were not successful.

Jesus works the miracle and restores the boy to his father healed.  The disciples ask Jesus why they could not free the boy from the demon.  Jesus responds that they had too little faith.  In fact, only faith as absolute trust in God and ardent prayer as a request to God for help, can obtain the miracle.  If instead, we are closed in on ourselves, in our egoism, or we think that we are self-sufficient, we cannot approach God and obtain what we ask.

Lord, increase my faith and grant me absolute confidence in Your love and in Your power.

The voice of Buddha

They asked him: “What is the best thing to possess?”

Buddha responded: “Faith is the best thing you can possess”.

 

 

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