What is Faith? The “Real” Answer Has Profound Implications for “Real” Evangelization

by Fr Richard Heilman | December 6, 2019 11:54 AM


Amazing that today’s Gospel is the one that I point to so often. We have a crisis of faith. Mainly, because we do not know what we mean by “faith.” Faith is not just agreeing a historical event occurred, and so we must now be good. Faith, literally, means believing in the supernatural power of God. That, when we call out to Him, He hears and answers our prayers. That He remains, YES! … even today, the God of miracles.

“Do you believe that I can do this?”
“Yes, Lord,”
“Let it be done for you according to your FAITH.”

Until we get to that place, we will continue to see more and more disbelief in the Real Presence, and a continued mass exodus from Catholicism.

Today’s Gospel[1] …

As Jesus passed by, two blind men followed him, crying out,
“Son of David, have pity on us!”
When he entered the house,
the blind men approached him and Jesus said to them,
“Do you believe that I can do this?”
“Yes, Lord,” they said to him.
Then he touched their eyes and said,
“Let it be done for you according to your faith.”
And their eyes were opened.

  1. Today’s Gospel: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/120619.cfm

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