Blessed Are they who hunger and thirst for righteousnessFor they shall be satisfied
In today’s reading for mass from Genesis, God promises Abram that his descendants will be as numerous as the stars in the sky. God also fortells the fate of Israel in that they will be servants in a foreign land for 4 generations and then will come into the land promised them by God. What faith Abram displays in believing in God’s word to him.
When we say Abraham is our father in faith, we are looking to a man of great faith, one who exemplifies the faith we should have. We have all of biblical scripture and tradition to bolster our faith. Abraham believed on God’s word alone. Let us ask Abraham to pray for us to have more faith.