Saturday, October 21, 2017

Twenty-Eighth Saturday of Ordinary Time

It was not through the law that the promise was made to Abraham and his descendants that he would inherit the world, but through the righteousness that comes from faith. For this reason, it depends on faith, so that it may be a gift, and the promise may be guaranteed to all his descendants, not to those who only adhere to the law but to those who follow the faith of Abraham, who is the father of all of us, as it is written, I have made you father of many nations.

Righteousness comes from faith and is a gift given to us by God. This is why it is so important for us to pray from the gift of righteousness. We can’t do good and avoid evil without God’s Grace. We need His help in our every decision in life so we can discern what is wrong and right. When we live our lives by faith, our consciences are divinely inspired through the Holy Spirit and we are better able to follow God’s Commandments both old and new. In addition, placing faith at the center of our lives gives us a firm foundation to build off of as we construct our lives in accordance with the Way, Truth, and Life that Jesus taught us.

How can we grow in our faith? In what ways can we align our lives with the commandments of God the Father, the teachings of God the Son, and the inspirations of the Holy Spirit? How can we inform and exercise our consciences so that we grow in grace?

O Lord, grant us faith and righteousness.


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