Reflections taken from Daily Mass Readings of the Catholic Church, New Zealand. The approach taken is that of Scripture Journaling or lectio divina (“Divine Reading”).
The Stumbling Follower has had no theological training and so his musings are just as the title suggests - Ramblings.
He hopes his love for the Lord Jesus will encourage and edify.
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Fear or Faith
5th February 2008
SCRIPTURE Do not be afraid; only have faith.
Jesus has responded to the plea of Jairus to come and heal his sick daughter. On His way news arrives that the young girl has died. Jesus immediately encourages Jairus not to give in to fear but to hold on to hope, through faith.
Fear or Faith; this is the choice before me when facing each crisis that life brings. Fear or Faith seems synonymous with Death or Life.
Last night I had a stand up shouting match argument with my son. In the cool light of this morning I'm feeling more than a little foolish over my behavior. Fear or Faith; Death or Life. I think in faith I will say something life-giving when I see him, maybe as life-giving as an apology.
Holy Spirit, give me your courage to take a risk and say sorry.