2018-01-13 12:06:10     阅读量:958
|Bishop Barron
信德最重要的宣言之一是:你的人生与你无关。你没有控制权。你的生活并非你的计划。相反,你是天主的宏伟设计中的一部分。只要我们深深相信这一点并以此作为行为准则,我们就有了信德。当我们以这种焕然一新的观念来生活,奇迹就会出现,因为我们把自己交给了“祂在我们身上所发挥的德能,成就一切,远超我们所求所想的。” (注:厄弗所书 3:20)即使一星半点的信德也能扭转乾坤。
Friends, today’s Gospel focuses on the faith of the four men who brought the paralytic to Jesus for healing. How often the Bible compels us to meditate on the meaning of faith! We might say that the Scriptures rest upon faith and remain inspired at every turn by the spirit of faith.
Faith is an attitude of trust in the presence of God. Faith is openness to what God will reveal, do, and invite. It should be obvious that in dealing with the infinite, all-powerful person who is God, we are never in control.
One of the most fundamental statements of faith is this: your life is not about you. You’re not in control. This is not your project. Rather, you are part of God’s great design. To believe this in your bones and to act accordingly is to have faith. When we operate out of this transformed vision, amazing things can happen, for we have surrendered to "a power already at work in us that can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine." Even a tiny bit of faith makes an extraordinary difference.