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"The Real Miracle"

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Fr Sellery

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For such a simple, familiar word, faith is a highly complex concept that has humbled great intellects over the ages. It is a priceless gift from God. Yet it is worthless unless we actively accept and exercise it. That requires getting and keeping our minds and hearts in sync with God’s grace. Endless stacks of theology books have been devoted to sorting out the many aspects of faith. But you probably have a pretty useful insight on faith tucked away in your pocket or purse right now. Fish in your wallet for a dollar. On the flip side you’ll see the words: In God We Trust.

That’s what Bartimaeus did. In his blindness he saw in Jesus the face of God. After years of doubt and discouragement…in the teeth of ridicule and abuse… through the grace of God, he had the will to believe. He trusted in God’s gift of faith and called out to Jesus. And that’s the real miracle in this gospel.

I could use a miracle today. I bet you could too. And we’ll get one, if we lay our blindness on the Lord…. if we call to him in our frustrations… in our temptations and resentments. And don’t forget the good stuff… give him your hopes and your dreams, too. The age of miracles is not over… if we live in the faith that God gives us. If we call out to him today.

God love you,