Wednesday of the 1st Week of Lent
“The only sign it will be given is the sign of Jonah.”
Many atheists argue that God is not around to save people from sufferings, wars and famines, so He does not exist. Yet, I have read many stories where people are saved from disasters, wartime deaths and other forms of persecution, even though these never usually make the headlines in our local and global newspapers. Sadly, there are people who claim that for those who are saved, it is because of sheer luck. It is by faith that Christians and Catholics alike believe that we are being saved by God’s grace and blessing.
Ironically though, there have been many signs from Mary and the Saints to show that God is truly present in our lives. We need to have faith to accept that God truly exists among us, even though He is invisible, just like the oxygen that we breathe in every second of the day.
Brothers and sisters, for those amongst us who do not have enough faith, we can patiently guide and pray for them so that hopefully, Jesus will open their eyes and mind to the truth that God is always living within us, and that we are created in His likeness and image.
(Today’s OXYGEN by Brenda Khoo)
Prayer: Dear Lord, may You help all of us to grow in faith in You, and may You help those amongst us who are stronger in faith, to have the heart of patience, perseverance and brotherly love to show our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ who have weaker faith in You, that You truly exist and live among us. Amen.
Thanksgiving: Heavenly Father, thank You for giving us the faith that You are here among us. Amen.