Faith and Law

October 10, 2014 1:25 pm

“Realize that it is those who have faith who are children of Abraham. Scripture, which saw in advance that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, foretold the good news to Abraham, saying, Through you shall all the nations be blessed. Consequently, those who have faith are blessed along with Abraham who had faith.” (Gal 3: 7-9)

Faith and law—two opposite sides. Faith brings a blessing, law a curse. When we think that our salvation comes through our activity, “the one who does these things will live by them,” we are in danger because our salvation comes from God’s love and depending on Him, not as a result of our actions. There is nothing like self-salvation; “those who have faith are blessed.” When we have faith, we are connected with God; we belong to Him; we are His children; we are blessed and saved by His love: “Christ ransomed us from the curse of the law.”

“Thus says the Lord: Let whoever is thirsty come to me and drink. Streams of living water will flow from within the one who believes in me.” (Communion Antiphon)

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