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Meditation – 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Yr C
Isaiah 1:1, 10-20
Psalm 50
Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16

Luke 12:32-40

“Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see” (Hebrews 1:1). Faith is precious because it enables us to hope and trust in God even when – to all outward appearances – everything is failing. Abraham was called by God to leave his home together with all that was familiar, and to live in tents, “like a stranger in a foreign country” (v 8). He neither understood God’s purposes nor knew where they would lead him, but he had faith. Later, when Abraham was promised a son from whom would come a great nation, again he trusted God even though he and his wife were long past the age of procreation (v 11-12). His faith was rewarded, “credited to him as righteousness” (Genesis 15:6), fulfilled in the birth of Isaac and subsequently in the establishment of the nation of Israel...

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