Do you believe that one day you will see the face of God?
Do you believe that your sins will be forgiven upon repentantly asking?
Do you believe in Jesus Christ?
I am convinced that as baptized Catholics we would all answer a resounding YES! to those questions. So let me ask them again in a bit of a different way:
Do you live your life convinced that you will one day see the face of God?
Do you live as though your sins have been forgiven? Do you live like you believe in Jesus Christ?
And, do you think that others understand what you believe by the way you live, the way you engage with others and the way you treat others?
Is it apparent to those you work with daily that you know God and live your live accordingly as you deal in business or your career?
Do others see Jesus Christ reflected in you?
These are certainly questions that call for reflection and self-examination.
For those who profess to be Christian these questions are central to defining who you are as a person of faith. In the Gospel today, we are challenged as Jesus shares how difficult it is to gain heaven. Left to ourselves, it would be likened to a camel passing through the eye of a needle. Impossible you say! But Jesus goes further: “For human beings it is impossible, but not for God. All things are possible for God.” Jesus was preparing the people of his time and us today to understand the gift of our salvation. We will be saved through the actions of God. We will be saved because God sent His own Son to save us. What an incredible gift and promise; that we can all attain heaven. Are you living as though you believe that?
Think about that this week and take time to reflect on it. Be open to receiving the incredible gift of eternity with God. And then with gratitude, live like you believe it!
He Would Love First!
October 24, 2020
A July Faith Formation Series – Part IV – APOSTOLIC