Wednesday, May 16, 2012

We Are Not Made for Comfort

As Catholics, we believe that we are called to take action in our faith by doing good works and standing up for our morals, our beliefs.  This is a really great video by CC2W (Catholics Called to Witness).  It begs Catholics everywhere to truly ask: "Can I stand the test of fire?"

No buts.  It says in Isaiah 48:10 that we are refined in the furnaces of affliction.  We must go through fire to be made pure and find peace in God alone.  Jesus never said it would be easy.  In fact, He reminds us in Matthew 10:22 that people will hate us because we follow him, but we will not be afraid because we will be raised up.

Now What?
It is time to truly look at ourselves, at our hearts, and see that we can stand those fires, no matter how much they burn.  God is with us.  God is able.  We just have to let Him.

"The world promises you comfortbut you were not made for comfort. You were made for GREATNESS." 
Pope Benedict XVI

No comments:

Post a Comment