… Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.” Then He touched their eyes, saying, “It shall be done to you according to your faith.” (Emphasis added.)
Mt 9: 28, 29
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Here Jesus is speaking to two blind men who approached Him. They wanted to see. He asked if they believed.
What if a good and contented life were as simple as believing and, in believing, seeing – seeing the world anew, seeing more completely, seeing what you have missed for so long … seeing with the eyes of faith, and living in the Spirit?
Imagine if your lack of belief made your life more confusing, less coherent, less settled, less joyful, less happy, more conflicted, more lost, more wasteful, and more difficult.
What a waste to have shunned belief in favor of unbelief and all the discord that it piles on a person, relationships, a family, a community, a nation.
Such a simple proposition, so easily ignored and at such great a cost.
This Christmas season renew your experience of The Christmas Carol. Ask yourself: Do I believe?
Believe and your life will conform to the faith you have been given.
Footnote: CNN had a panel assembled to “discuss” the Trump victory. It was quite obvious that those assembled are from the We-Know-Better-Than-The-Peasants Brigade.
David Gergan (a/k/a David Gurgle) was especially haughty and “superior.” He of Harvard (where but there or Yale) was beside himself, just incredulous that people voted “for him” (Donald J. Trump). The arrogance is staggering. The absence of humility stunning.
Makes one think we have wasted a whole-lotta-moolah on college education and have much too much room for “experts” who so resemble macaws.
And yes, I have three advanced degrees – so I am not without some bona fides in raising this issue.
Mr. Gergan has been out of the work force for some time. Can we make that official?