This is the will of God, your holiness. (I Thessalonians 4:3)
We believe in God and love Him above everything else. God has a will. God has a will for us.
What fuels our lamps?
How about acts of faith?
Yes, Lord. I believe. I believe in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. I believe in Jesus, true God and true man. I believe in the Blessed Sacrament, in Confession, in all the sacraments. I believe in heaven. I believe in Your plan, Lord.
Yes, Lord. I believe. I believe what the saints have believed. I believe what the Pope believes. I believe what the Scriptures teach. What the Catholic Church believes, has always believed, and always will believe—until You come again in glory: I, too, believe.
Yes, Lord. I believe. You are holy and good. You will the good. You will that, when all is said and done, I will know You as I am now known by You. Amen.
In the meantime, I believe and hope and love You and my neighbor. Tomorrow will take care of itself. Today I believe.
“Lord, I believe.” How many times a day? Five, ten, twenty, fifty?
Faith fuels our lamps, and the Bridegroom promises to come when we least expect. So we need to keep the lamps burning all the time, with faith.