Faith is a gift of inestimable value. Sometimes we profess our faith in Jesus with our lips, yet our words and actions express something completely different. When we do not act consistently with what Jesus expects of his followers, perhaps we need to ask ourselves why. Jesus said that not everyone that says “Lord, Lord” will enter the Kingdom of Heaven, but only those who do the will of the Father. The will of the Father is that we follow his Son, Jesus Christ, not just occasionally when it suits us, but in everything that we do especially when it is difficult for us to do so. This requires that we accept Jesus as our savior and act in accordance with all that is implied when we follow him. It would be a good for us to regularly take time to examine ourselves: in what ways are we living our Christian faith? Have we been consistent? What do we need to do?
Jesus came to change our hearts. At times we feel overwhelmed with sheer joy knowing that we have the gift of faith, Jesus’ great gift to us. Let us ask Jesus to bless us continually with the grace to grow in faith, so that we will see all things in his light and will do only the Father’s will. Let us ask Jesus to open our eyes to see more clearly the person he wants us to be. Let us work to live our lives more perfectly as followers of Jesus.