Good Morning March 1

Sometimes people treat faith in God as a nice add on to life, or a strength to turn to when things get tough. This is the idea that God helps those who help themselves. Which, by the way, is not at all a Biblical concept. God is not a tonic to be taken off the shelf when needed or when convenient. Listen to what St. Peter writes to his people. “Though you have not seen him(Jesus), you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.”(I Pt.1:8-9) Filled with inexpressible and glorious joy, that doesn’t sound like something we need only occasionally. Receiving the result the salvation of our souls, something that means our very life. Peter goes on in the next verses saying that Old Testaments prophets and even angels what to know what this blessings was that God was giving to us. A sometimes faith? Not a chance! God’s grace that is extended to us for every moment of every day is worth more than the most valuable thing we can conceive. We humbly respond with inexpressible and glorious joy.