And he said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.” - Luke 7:50
While these particular words are addressed to a sinful woman who comes to Jesus in her desperation, they also appear in other contexts. Jesus seems to love it when people come to Him because they trust that He will help them. Their confidence is rewarded. It is almost as if He is saying, “You didn’t need me in person. You just needed to believe and it has happened.” Faith, that wonderfully active verb in Hebrew, is a vital component of every spiritual journey. Let’s work on that today.
May we, in prayer, ask for the grace to make our faith active and vital, the kind of faith that Jesus loved to find.