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dc.contributor.authorHauser, Dick, S.J.en_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 473en_US
dc.description.abstractPaul looks to Abraham as a model of faith in today's epistle.||"Abraham did not doubt God's promise in unbelief; Rather, he was empowered by faith and gave glory to God and was fully convinced that what God had promised He was also able to do."|Recall God's promise to Abraham. God spoke to Abraham telling him to leave his father's house and to go forth to a new land, promising to make him and his descendants into a great nation. Abraham trusted God and went forth as the Lord had directed.|We Christians, like Paul, rightly look to Abraham as a model of faith!|The heart of faith is accepting God's invitation to a trusting personal relationship - it is not merely assenting to doctrines about God.|But how often the circumstances in life conspire to make us doubt this relationship. We find ourselves asking where God is amid trials and challenges - in accidents, failures, betrayals, sickness, natural disasters, deaths.|And how often the secular materialistic conditioning of our culture also conspire to make us doubt this relationship.|For faith it is not a once-for-all thing! We believers are invited to deepen faith by trusting the Lord to sustain us -- especially in our trials.We join the disciples in begging the Lord to "Increase our faith!"|But God is our rock! God has been with us in the past; God is with us now; God will be with us in the future.|For two thousand years we Christians have had a "cloud of witnesses" testifying to this truth.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.rightsThese reflections may not be sold or used commercially without permission. Personal or parish use is permitted.en_US
dc.titleReflection for Monday, October 21, 2013: 29th week in Ordinary Time.en_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.program.unitCollege of Arts and Sciencesen_US
dc.program.unitVP for Academic Affairsen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorHauser, Richard J., S.J.en_US Timeen_US 29en_US
dc.subject.local1Romans 4:20-25en_US
dc.subject.local2Luke 1:69-70, 71-72, 73-75en_US
dc.subject.local4Luke 12:13-21en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US Ien_US

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