It is like jumping off of a platform of safety
into the unknown.
Trusting that God will catch you
but still in humanness fearing the fall.
It has to do with belief.
Belief in His plan
even though we are far more interested in our own.
It’s about believing but also about doing.
What good does it do for me to say I’m a Christian
but act otherwise?
Words only go so far.
It’s about our own personal fiat.
Our own ‘yeses’ to God.
Even though we don’t understand,
Yes! I will do your will.
It’s about going against the grain
and throwing ourselves into something
intangible as the world cringes
and grasps onto whatever they can.
It’s about being willing to give our all
for a man who gave His all,
take that leap.
He will catch you.
“For it is lively faith animated by love enabling you to do everything from no other motive than that of pure love.
It is a firm faith, unshakable as a rock, prompting you to remain firm and steadfast in the midst of storms and tempests.
It is an active and probing faith which like some mysterious passkey admits you into the mysteries of Jesus Christ and of man’s final destiny and into the very heart of God Himself.
It is a courageous faith which inspires you to undertake and carry out without hesitation great things for God and the salvation of souls.
This faith will be your flaming torch, your very life with God, your secret fund of divine Wisdom, and an all-powerful weapon for you to enlighten those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death.
It inflames through who are lukewarm and need the goal of fervent love.
It restores life to those who are dead through sin.
It moves and transforms hearts of marble and cedars of Lebanon by gentle and convincing argument.
Finally, this faith will strengthen you to resist the devil and other enemies of salvation.”
This Lenten blog series is based upon St. Louis de Montfort's writings. Unless otherwise noted, all the phrases in quotation marks are taken from the book Jesus Living in Mary.