Saturday, August 17, 2019

True faithfulness

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Abraham’s faith is also shown as true faithfulness.

In the face of adverse events he perseveres in his decision to follow God’s will. His faith rests on the word of God, and therefore it leads to deeply considered decisions that are not subject to a later “revision”or “re-thinking.” 

In our life there will always be moments that help us, with God’s grace, to strengthen and consolidate our faith. Abraham was subjected to a tremendous trial: having to sacrifice the person who was the fruit of the promise made to him. He did not just have to confront difficult situations, but to hope against all hope, because the situations invited him to “judge” the divine will, to doubt God himself and his faithfulness.