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He was amazed at their lack of Faith - Mark 6:6

Faith in God gives us access to the realm of God and to an unfathomable ocean of life, grace, strength and healing. What God can grant us has no limits, except what we may place upon it.

A lack of faith tends to limit what God can do for us. It is like closing the door to him. There is so much that God wants to give to us, but we need to be open to it. In fact, we need to desire what God wishes to grant us. We need to have an expectant faith. And we need to believe that God can deliver, that he will supply what we need, especially when life is difficult and we feel at a loss.

It is so important to have faith, and to trust in God always and never to lose heart. It is said that 7 days without prayer makes one weak. Put another way, either we pray, or we become prey. Either we pray to God who seeks our good, or we become prey to the evil one who seeks our ruin. Have faith in God, dear friends, and trust in Jesus.... always, always.

Father Neil




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What we ask for .......
I asked for strength,

and God gave me difficulties to make me strong.
I asked for wisdom,

and God gave me problems to solve.
I asked for prosperity,

and God gave me brain and brawn to work.
I asked for courage,
and God gave me dangers to overcome.
I asked for love,
and God gave me troubled people to help.
I asked for favours,
and God gave me opportunities.
I received nothing I wanted,
but everything I needed.
     From Msgr Shiels' Homily - July 5 2015

Roman Catholic Church, Mississauga, Ontario

St Mary Star of the Sea