+Archbishop James Salisbury Jr., OSB.
Greetings in the name of our Lord JESUS Christ,
A THOUGHT ON PREACHING: Preach faith till you have it; and then, because you have it, you will preach faith. (John Wesley)
Keeping the Christian Orthodox Faith
In our day to day walk with each other and with God we find keeping the faith in a world full of problems a bit to much to take. We often ask who can we trust, who will be faithful. I often respond when asked this question “who moved?” Did God move or did you move? Michael B. Brown gives the following example.
A French prince in the Middle Ages was asked if he were faithful to his wife. He answered: "Yes ... frequently." The line is humorous but the point of the story is anything but. Sometimes in life it is all too difficult to find someone to trust, someone to believe in. Even spouses, parents and dearest of friends can let us down. But the Christian faith teaches that when all the others have come and gone, God remains constant -- "the same yesterday, today and forever." God is always in our corner, always as close as a prayer, always loving us whether or not we deserve it and always willing to carry the heavy end of each of our crosses if asked. "If God so clothes the grass of the fields and feeds the birds of the air, will God not much more take care of you ...?"
Take the time each day or better still each hour of the day to have a full conversation with God.