I have many pieces of
paper from a book of daily Catholic devotions on my fridge and was
typing them up onto a couple pieces of paper to have things a little
neater. While doing this I thought you might be interested in reading
some of them.
Quotes from Living Faith:
This is the work
of God, that you believe in the one he sent. John 6:29
control is important to us; it makes us feel safe. But most of the
things that happen to us are really beyond our control, and it is very
frightening to realize how little control we actually have in our lives.
We would like to
control salvation as well. We think, “If I work hard enough, I can
achieve heaven.” And what could be more frightening than to think that
our eternal future is beyond our control?
Jesus wanted to know what they should do to accomplish the work of God.
Jesus’ response was a bit surprising. He said it is not so much what we
do; rather, our first response is to believe. Our “work”
is to surrender ourselves to God.
God does the real
work, if only we let him. God is the one who is in control. Our “work”
is to let go of the illusion of control and surrender ourselves in faith
to him. Faith can be a very scary step. ~Fr. Stephen J. Rossetti