In the Sept 09 issue of U.S. Catholic magazine are the results of a reader survey they did asking the question "Is your faith working?"
The title caused me to pause, wondering where they were going with this question. Then it inspired me to ask a different question, "Am I working my faith?" In my relationships with others am I relying on faith to guide me or am I leading with all my faults and hang-ups? Lately, I haven't been working my faith. I've been faithfully ignoring what God is asking of me. "Be quiet just a moment timone -- listen well, speak slowly. Don't allow your ego to get in the way. Respond with words of kindness and understanding." Do the things that come from working my faith. My faith is working. It is what helps me see my mistakes and my missteps. It is what gives me the courage to press forward each time I am attacked. Now working my faith is different. I haven't relied on what I've learned in my quiet time with God. I've rushed ahead of the plan causing set backs and re-routes.
Maybe I'm doing what I'm supposed to. Maybe working my faith is struggling through the moments of hardship relying solely on the hand of God, presented through others. Maybe working my faith is admitting that I don't have all the answers. Maybe working my faith is speaking the Truth no one wants to hear.
Is your faith working? Are you working your faith?