Deprecated: Non-static method gdFunctionsGDPT::size_format() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/cprep/public_html/wp-content/plugins/gd-press-tools/gd-press-tools.php on line 80

Strict Standards: Only variables should be passed by reference in /home/cprep/public_html/wp-content/plugins/gd-press-tools/gd-press-tools.php on line 187

Deprecated: The called constructor method for WP_Widget in social_icons is deprecated since version 4.3.0! Use __construct() instead. in /home/cprep/public_html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 4807

Deprecated: Non-static method gdFunctionsGDPT::size_format() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/cprep/public_html/wp-content/plugins/gd-press-tools/gd-press-tools.php on line 561
FaithCP
Deprecated: Non-static method gdFunctionsGDPT::size_format() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/cprep/public_html/wp-content/plugins/gd-press-tools/gd-press-tools.php on line 515

Notice: Undefined index: mbl_logo in /home/cprep/public_html/wp-content/themes/jesuits-theme-3BgNKH/inc/custom_css.php on line 117

Notice: Undefined index: mbl_respons in /home/cprep/public_html/wp-content/themes/jesuits-theme-3BgNKH/inc/custom_css.php on line 233

Notice: Undefined variable: respons_s in /home/cprep/public_html/wp-content/themes/jesuits-theme-3BgNKH/inc/custom_css.php on line 253

Notice: Undefined index: button_bg in /home/cprep/public_html/wp-content/themes/jesuits-theme-3BgNKH/inc/custom_css.php on line 327

Notice: Undefined index: button_br_wd in /home/cprep/public_html/wp-content/themes/jesuits-theme-3BgNKH/inc/custom_css.php on line 327

Notice: Undefined index: button_br_clr in /home/cprep/public_html/wp-content/themes/jesuits-theme-3BgNKH/inc/custom_css.php on line 327

Notice: Undefined index: button_txt_clr in /home/cprep/public_html/wp-content/themes/jesuits-theme-3BgNKH/inc/custom_css.php on line 327

Notice: Undefined index: button_txt_ht in /home/cprep/public_html/wp-content/themes/jesuits-theme-3BgNKH/inc/custom_css.php on line 327

Notice: Undefined index: button_bg in /home/cprep/public_html/wp-content/themes/jesuits-theme-3BgNKH/inc/custom_css.php on line 327

Notice: Undefined index: button_br_wd in /home/cprep/public_html/wp-content/themes/jesuits-theme-3BgNKH/inc/custom_css.php on line 327

Notice: Undefined index: button_br_clr in /home/cprep/public_html/wp-content/themes/jesuits-theme-3BgNKH/inc/custom_css.php on line 327

Notice: Undefined index: button_txt_clr in /home/cprep/public_html/wp-content/themes/jesuits-theme-3BgNKH/inc/custom_css.php on line 327

Notice: Undefined index: button_txt_ht in /home/cprep/public_html/wp-content/themes/jesuits-theme-3BgNKH/inc/custom_css.php on line 327

Notice: Undefined index: button_bg in /home/cprep/public_html/wp-content/themes/jesuits-theme-3BgNKH/inc/custom_css.php on line 327

Notice: Undefined index: button_br_wd in /home/cprep/public_html/wp-content/themes/jesuits-theme-3BgNKH/inc/custom_css.php on line 327

Notice: Undefined index: button_br_clr in /home/cprep/public_html/wp-content/themes/jesuits-theme-3BgNKH/inc/custom_css.php on line 327

Notice: Undefined index: button_txt_clr in /home/cprep/public_html/wp-content/themes/jesuits-theme-3BgNKH/inc/custom_css.php on line 327

Notice: Undefined index: button_txt_ht in /home/cprep/public_html/wp-content/themes/jesuits-theme-3BgNKH/inc/custom_css.php on line 327

Notice: Undefined index: mheder_height in /home/cprep/public_html/wp-content/themes/jesuits-theme-3BgNKH/inc/custom_css.php on line 435

Notice: Undefined index: mheder_height in /home/cprep/public_html/wp-content/themes/jesuits-theme-3BgNKH/inc/custom_css.php on line 453

Notice: Undefined index: mbl_respons in /home/cprep/public_html/wp-content/themes/jesuits-theme-3BgNKH/header-5.php on line 54

December 16, 2015

Lk 7: 18b-23

The disciples of John reported all these things to him. So John summoned two of his disciples and sent them to the Lord to ask, “Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?” When the men had come to him, they said, “John the Baptist has sent us to you to ask, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?’” Jesus had just then cured many people of diseases, plagues, and evil spirits, and had given sight to many who were blind. And he answered them, “Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have good news brought to them. And blessed is anyone who takes no offense at me.”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved. http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translation

That Leap of Faith

John the Baptist sends his followers to ask Jesus about his claim to be God’s anointed Messiah. Does it appear that John had doubts about Jesus, especially after announcing Jesus’ mission at the River Jordan when he exclaimed, “Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world” (John 1:29)?  Pastor Scott L. Harris writes that “While doubt can show a lack of faith, which in particular situations could even be sinful, for the most part, doubt is simply the expression of uncertainty.” With all of the miracles that Jesus was performing, why did people still hesitate? Why was there uncertainty? Maybe John sent his followers to Jesus because he wanted them to hear and see firsthand for themselves the signs and proof that the Savior had indeed come in the person of his cousin, Jesus Christ.

So is your faith based upon certainty and proof, or is it based upon something more?

John and Katie Nicolau are active members of Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish in Glenview IL, where they have lived for over 23 years. They have been married for 32 years and have 4 children, three of whom graduated from Loyola Academy, Wilmette, IL, John’s alma mater. John also serves on the board of Charis, a Jesuit ministry for young adults.

Prayer

Merciful God, you sent John the Baptist to prepare the people for the coming of your Son, Jesus. In this season of Advent, help us to prepare for his coming as well. Help us to use this time of waiting to make positive changes in our lives and the lives of others around the world. We ask this through Jesus our Savior. Amen.


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Welcome to FaithCP

Creighton Prep and the Midwest Jesuits have partnered to create FaithCP, a daily resource for prayer. FaithCP provides daily scripture, reflections, and prayers grounded in the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits.

Submit a Prayer Request

Archives

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930   
       
      1
       
     12
       
    123
25262728   
       
   1234
262728    
       
       
       
    123
45678910
       
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   
       
      1
       
     12
       
     12
3456789
10111213141516
       

December 16, 2015

Lk 7: 18b-23

The disciples of John reported all these things to him. So John summoned two of his disciples and sent them to the Lord to ask, “Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?” When the men had come to him, they said, “John the Baptist has sent us to you to ask, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?’” Jesus had just then cured many people of diseases, plagues, and evil spirits, and had given sight to many who were blind. And he answered them, “Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have good news brought to them. And blessed is anyone who takes no offense at me.”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved. http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translation

That Leap of Faith

John the Baptist sends his followers to ask Jesus about his claim to be God’s anointed Messiah. Does it appear that John had doubts about Jesus, especially after announcing Jesus’ mission at the River Jordan when he exclaimed, “Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world” (John 1:29)?  Pastor Scott L. Harris writes that “While doubt can show a lack of faith, which in particular situations could even be sinful, for the most part, doubt is simply the expression of uncertainty.” With all of the miracles that Jesus was performing, why did people still hesitate? Why was there uncertainty? Maybe John sent his followers to Jesus because he wanted them to hear and see firsthand for themselves the signs and proof that the Savior had indeed come in the person of his cousin, Jesus Christ.

So is your faith based upon certainty and proof, or is it based upon something more?

John and Katie Nicolau are active members of Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish in Glenview IL, where they have lived for over 23 years. They have been married for 32 years and have 4 children, three of whom graduated from Loyola Academy, Wilmette, IL, John’s alma mater. John also serves on the board of Charis, a Jesuit ministry for young adults.

Prayer

Merciful God, you sent John the Baptist to prepare the people for the coming of your Son, Jesus. In this season of Advent, help us to prepare for his coming as well. Help us to use this time of waiting to make positive changes in our lives and the lives of others around the world. We ask this through Jesus our Savior. Amen.


Please share the Good Word with your friends!