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VIRTUE AND VICE


 

 

PERFECT FAITH

"Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, do you think he will find faith on earth?" Christ seems to insinuate that when He returns, He won't find faith on earth.

But, in asking whether the Son of Man would find faith on earth at His coming, the Lord was speaking of perfect faith. That kind of faith is indeed hardly to be found on earth. Look at God's Church; it is full of people. Who would come into the Church if faith were non-existent? But who would not move mountains if that faith were present in full measure?

To be able to leave everything one possesses and spurn all worldly ambition to follow Christ is great faith; but not perfect faith. And today, this is already rare. How much more perfect faith? Of the few we know who have left all things, how many pick up little by little along the way what they had given up, thus returning from great faith to little faith?

Perfect faith-- this alone can move mountains.

 

  

 

(12-07-02)

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