There once was an acrobat who liked to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope. Whenever he did, a huge crowd would gather to watch.
“Do you believe that I can do this?” he would ask. “Yes!” the crowd would reply.
Sure enough, the man would walk to one side of the falls and back again. Then he would ask, “Do you believe that I can push a wheelbarrow across the falls?”
“Yes!” they would cry—and so he did. Next, “Do you believe that I can put a man in that wheelbarrow and push him safely across the tightrope?” Again, the crowd would say, “Yes!” “Great. So who will be the first to get in and try it?” And with that, the crowd would go silent.
Millions of Catholics use the word faith every day. It’s a natural part of our vocabulary. But we need to ask: Is my application of faith, my disposition of faith, in line with the words…
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