Lack of Faith
I will increase my faith in Christ
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Lord, I believe in your power. I know that you are
the Lord of all history. I trust that you are guiding my life. Thank you for showing me that you
will triumph. Thank you for the triumph you have already achieved in my heart and in the hearts of
so many people. I want to allow you to have total control over my
Lord, increase my faith in you.
1. Too Much
The people of Nazareth thought they knew all about Jesus. He had grown up among
them. Apparently they had not seen anything extraordinary about him before he started his public
ministry. They thought he was just like everyone else. So when they hear that he is doing miracles
and teaching with authority, they do not believe it. Sometimes I also run the danger of putting
limits on Christ's power in my life. I see the unimpressive circumstances of my life and the
recurrence of the same old problems. I do not believe that Christ can do something supernatural in
the midst of an ordinary situation. Today I am receiving an invitation to step beyond the routine
and believe more deeply in the power of Christ.
2. An Unwelcome Prophet:
solution to their deepest problems was in their own backyard. Yet, the people of Nazareth felt that
such a familiar figure could not bring anything extraordinary. When the Church sometimes challenges
me with some of her teachings – on charity, on family life, on the need to be a courageous witness
–, do I sometimes find excuses, like saying that my circumstances are too difficult, or the Church
does not understand my situation? Do I sometimes let the prophetic voice of the Church die in my
heart? When I feel challenged by the Gospel and by the Church I should be thankful. Christ is
inviting me to discover the deepest meaning of my life. He is giving me a chance to allow his
presence to make a deep change in my life. He is allowing me to discover him in faith and is taking
me beyond my comfort zone to the level of the coming of his Kingdom.
3. A Miracle Worker
What sort of miracles does Christ want to do in my life? Christ has a plan to
make my life a luminous witness to the power of his grace. He wants to fill my life with his
holiness and help me be a light for others. If I can shake off my superficiality and lack of faith,
I will discover the powerful presence of the Savior who helps me live each moment with depth and
love. He can do miracles in my life. He can help me live the virtues which are most costly for me.
Am I willing to take a risk for Christ and trust him totally?
Lord, I know you want to do great things in my life. Help me to see how you can
transform the ordinary, seemingly unimportant circumstances of my day into moments when your grace
triumphs. Enable me to be docile to your Holy Spirit, so he can do miracles in my
I will increase my faith in Christ by taking a risk for him in
some aspect of my spiritual or apostolic life.
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