O Me of Little Faith…

O Me of Little Faith… June 30, 2015
Image credit: tpsdave, Pixabay
Image credit: tpsdave, Pixabay

I’ve been intentionally quiet the last few days.

Perhaps my lack of an immediate, definitive and public reaction in the wake of last Friday’s news marks my lack of qualification as a blogger. In fact, I’m honestly still not ready to write publicly on that topic. You’ll find many on the Catholic Channel here discussing it eloquently from a variety of perspectives. As always, I point you in the direction of my editor and mentor Elizabeth Scalia for the first (and usually best) word on things like this.

As for me, I have been busy with a house full of company. I could use that as my excuse for not writing, but it would be dishonest of me. In reality, I’ve been focusing on trying to pray instead of writing. Every time over the last few days when I’ve felt flummoxed over how to express what’s going on in my heart, I’ve tried to turn to scripture for consolation.

And I love that we are currently immersed in Matthew 8! For example, today we have the Calming of the Storm at Sea… This morning, as I prayed over the gospel I kept coming back to Jesus and his words to the disciples:

He said to them, “Why are you terrified, O you of little faith?” Then he got up, rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was great calm. Matthew 8:28

Why am I (perhaps literally) “terrified”? Perhaps, like the disciples, I’ve lost sight of my faith that God has the power to calm any storm, including this one.

Instead of blogging about SCOTUS, changing my avatar to any number of statement-proclaiming options, or engaging in online debate, I’m going to keep my head in my bible for the foreseeable future.

I need to find that “great calm”. I need to reclaim my faith.

A question for you: Have you felt the need to publicly discuss or debate current events?

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  • I have no faith left in the government of the United States of America. We are no longer allowed the Grace to follow Jesus Christ. I don’t know what the solution is, but I think at this point the well is so poisoned that an attempt at the Benedict Option will be met with ICBM fire from heaven.

  • Lisa Mladinich

    God bless you as you discern, Lisa! I wasn’t sure I had anything to say, either, and then a friend in the COURAGE movement shared a great resource and I blogged around that. It helped me to clarify my response in a charitable way. There’s been some great–and some hostile–commenting on the post, but its been gratifying to have the conversation. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/waterintowine/2015/06/gaymarriage-love-and-lessons-from-canada/

  • So much emotion around a powerful institution and sacrament: marriage! But, no matter our response or future generations, as my mother would say, “Jesus is still on the throne and Mother Church will survive as she always has!”