Live to the Fullest!
Do you live the fullest extent of your life? I'm not saying you need to become a 'yes man' like the Jim Carey movie and end up going off the rails because you take on too much. That would be facing the impossible. However, there is the possibility of being open to stepping out of your comfort zone, and experiencing more in life. I know Doe a fact that if I didn't try to get into the Rome course during my second year of university, I'd never have gotten to see around the world, and feel God calling me to help teens across Canada to be inspired by their faith, through taking on being a CCSA executive. Things tend to work out in a strange, yet amazing way, as long as we open ourselves up to the possibilities that God has for us to grow as people in faith. What are some ways that God has been pushing you to step up and grow, to be more of a 'yes man' in your faith?
Today's Gospel states: 'After the two days he departed to Galilee. For Jesus himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his own country. So when he came to Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him, having seen all that he had done in Jerusalem at the feast, for they too had gone to the feast. So he came again to Cana in Galilee, where he had made the water wine. And at Caper'na-um there was an official whose son was ill. When he heard that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee, he went and begged him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death. Jesus therefore said to him, "Unless you see signs and wonders you will not believe." The official said to him, "Sir, come down before my child dies." Jesus said to him, "Go; your son will live." The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and went his way. As he was going down, his servants met him and told him that his son was living. So he asked them the hour when he began to mend, and they said to him, "Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him." The father knew that was the hour when Jesus had said to him, "Your son will live"; and he himself believed, and all his household. This was now the second sign that Jesus did when he had come from Judea to Galilee' (John 4:43-54).
Today's reading talks about how we need to be grateful for the time we have, as this family would be after Jesus comes and brings healing for their son. They had faith and believed that God would bring healing on their son, healing for their family. If he'd never gone to seek Jesus, never had the faith he did, the boy may have died and they never would have seen him again. This story shows us just how precious life is, and that we need to live every day to the fullest, through faith. If we don't, we'll miss out on all of the good God has in store for us, and we'll miss the greatest opportunity of all, to live. Take some time to pray and ask God to help you step out of your comfort zone, and embrace your faith along with all of the opportunities He has in store for you.
Today we pray:
Thank You for helping me to be firm in my faith. Help me to grow more each day by being open to each of the opportunities You have for me to step up and be a disciple for others.
I pray in Your most holy name, Amen.