Why are you holding back?
Do you ever look around at the people in your parish and identify those who you think are REALLY holy… I mean like WAY holier than you think you are capable of?
Any maybe you watch them with a bit of admiration tinged with jealousy?
Why is it so easy for them to be so comfortable with God?
Well… who said it was easy?
And is that what’s holding you back?
Fear is not of God.
We are told “Much will be required of the person entrusted with much.”
Our faith is a gift. We have been entrusted with it.
This is my thought pattern: Ignorance is bliss. I don’t want to know how short I’m falling of true communion with God. Because if I had that deep knowledge, He would ask something of me that would be very hard. The more of His gifts I accept, the more responsibility I will have, and it might be really hard.
What I need to keep reminding myself over and over (and over), is this: Sure, from the perspective of where I’m at now, that might seem scary. But how God will strengthen me and prepare me for what He’s going to ask of me will make me capable.
Think of it this way: As a little kid – like 6 or 7 years old, I’d watch the varsity basketball team play – heck even a middle school team play – and watch with awe at how well they could dribble and shoot. But by the time I got to middle school, dribbling and shooting wasn’t that hard.
What I’m saying is that no one should hold back from diving in head first into their faith and activly seeking a greater bond with God.
Don’t let fear hold you back. Embrace the coming challenge knowing that you have the Power of Heaven at your side.
Love to all,