Facing a Lack of Faith
He was amazed at their lack of faith.
– Mark 6:6
Jesus, I wonder how difficult it must have been for you to return to your hometown and experience only blank stares and doubt in the midst of your teaching.
Sometimes, you must also be amazed at my lack of faith. I stand in meadows of grace, yet often live my life distracted from the core of what really matters. The sacramental life of the church enrobes me, yet I fail to allow the sacraments to transform me. I receive Communion almost every day, but I’ve not become a eucharistic presence to others to the extent that I could be. Your face in creation continually gazes at me. Even so, I do not always return that gaze of love to others. Your beatitudes seem almost forgotten in our world, and yet I have not encouraged the prophet in me to emerge.
Jesus, shelter me with your faith.
– Sr. Macrina Wiederkehr, O.S.B.