Finding God's Goodness

Week 43. Faithfulness. Faith is Power.

Valuing others is justice. The virtue of faith grows our faithfulness.

We are told that if we had faith the size of a mustard seed, we could uproot a mulberry tree and plant it in the sea. The lesson in this parable is something simple:  faith is power. When our lives are aligned to God, we become conduits of enormous power, bringing justice into our world. 

Attachments block us and break this flow. 

An attachment is anything that I convince myself I cannot live without. St. Ignatius of Loyola advises us to examine what attachments are blocking the divine power from flowing through us. Is it wealth, pleasure, honor, or power? 

Right now, I see how my need to be “comfortable” can block this flow. As I notice this pattern, I proclaim trust in God, and am reminded that I can do hard things, opening the space for compassion and love. My seed of faith has tremendous power.

Love what Jesus loved on the cross, and despise what he despised, this is the key to a spiritually successful life that unleashes divine power. 

St. Thomas Aquinas

Thank you Lord for Your powerful gift of faith that ripples beyond just me.

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