There’s a story behind the title of Our Lady of Faith, but I’m not going to tell it in this post. If you’re curious, you can find it here.
If faith is a gift, there are definitely days I’d prefer to give it back.
Because gifts shouldn’t make you work. They shouldn’t require you to take a blind leap, unsure of what will catch you.
But faith? Faith does that.
And that’s why faith is hard.
Our Lady of Faith
Yes, faith is hard. Why wouldn’t it be? We are imperfect beings in a faulty world, called to live contrary to the way in which society claims is good and right.
What would happen if we said to hell with it?
Nothing. At least not immediately. It might even seem like life is easier, better, happier, somehow. No more early mornings at Mass. No more restrictions on our actions or words. No more ridicule at the hands of those who disagree.
But then, someday, it will. We will either face the consequences of our actions, or we will find their were no consequences after all.
I don’t know about you, but I’d rather be ready for the test. I’m pretty sure class won’t be cancelled.
That’s where Our Lady of Faith steps in. She had the hardest job of any human on the face of the earth. And yet, she trusted God without question, without the slightest bit of hesitation that maybe she couldn’t handle the task.
She believed without question. She acted without reservation. She accepted without fear.
May we all be bold enough to cherish the gift and accept the task at hand.
Our Lady of Faith, intercede for us, that we might trust wholeheartedly in your son and live according to his word. Amen.
This post is part of the 31 Days of Devotion to Our Blessed Mother. To see the rest of the series, click here.