19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 8, 2010
"Faith is the realization of what is hoped for
and evidence of things not seen.
By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place
not knowing where he was to go.
By faith he sojourned in the promised land as in a foreign country,
By faith he received power to generate,
for he thought that the one who had made the promise was trustworthy.
By faith Abraham, when put to the test, offered up Isaac,
and he who had received the promises was ready to offer his only son,
He reasoned that God was able to raise even from the dead,
and he received Isaac back as a symbol."
The faith of one
gives birth to the faith of many.
And together, the many give testimony to that faith.
Whether times are good, or bad
or somewhere in between
the community of believers continues to walk.
And as they do so
they never lose sight of each other
because to do otherwise-- to go it alone--
is to live faithin solitary confinement."
I am more aware than ever that I cannot see where I am going.
Only this: with every step, with every prayer,
I go further into the dark,
Further into the mystery that You are.