FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD
JANUARY 28, 2023
Third SATURDAY of Ordinary Time
WORD of the DAY
Faith is the
realization of what is hoped for
and evidence of things not seen. By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place
that he was to receive as an inheritance;
he went out, not knowing where he was to go. (Hebrews 11: 1/8)
How shall I live this Word?
Through this passage, Saint Paul highlights the faith of Abraham, who as we know put into practice what God told him (cf. Genesis 12). Therefore, it is important to listen to him as we mentioned last Tuesday. We must listen and obey, trust and entrust oneself to Him, an act of faith-trust. Faith is not based on certainties linked to our human calculations, but on a relationship of trust that makes us hope against all hope (cf. Romans 4:18), towards what is not seen (v.1). Abraham proved it to us and we must learn from him, “he obeyed when he left” (v 8), for this very reason he is our father in faith (cf. Romans 4:18). Learning not with just a desire, but with a commitment that is nourished by the Christian community we frequent and by prayer.
In our prayer, let us use the words of the apostle Luke 17:6: “Lord increase my faith.”
The Voice of Pope Benedict XVI Lenten Message 2011
By meditating on and interiorizing the Word of God to live it daily, we learn a precious and irreplaceable form of prayer. Attentive listening to God that continues to speak to our heart, nourishes the journey of faith that we began on the day of our Baptism.
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