Thursday December 7
Memorial of Saint Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
How to build a strong foundation

“If everything seems to be coming your way, you are probably in the wrong lane.” This saying is true not only when driving on the road, but also regarding our spiritual journey. If everything is going smoothly without any challenges, we may often lose sight of God or forget that we need his presence and power. When everything comes our way easily, we may be tempted to think that we are right with God and therefore rewarded justly.

But what happens when disappointments, sufferings and difficulties come our way. Do we stand loyal to the Lord? Isn’t our spiritual foundation shaken? Our Lord says that those who listen to his words and act on them will have a strong foundation that will not be shaken from underneath. He wants us to build our spiritual life on strong faith and trust. The Lord calls us all to have love, compassion, forgiveness, faith and hope. With these everything will be calm and peaceful because as true disciples our foundation will be strong and firm even when facing calamities.

Prayer: Abba Father, may I hear and act on your Word. Amen.

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