Then he asked them, “Why are you terrified?
Do you not yet have faith?”
When faced with what appears to be insurmountable odds encouraging us to take that leap of faith, reason intervenes to teach us that common sense is also one of God's many gifts guiding us never to be reckless in pursuit of that which may need more time, and patience than in any thought the prize should be our immediate reward for having dared to abandon common sense.
Fear of the unknown is a welcome companion, when ever we believe that faith in God includes abandoning reason.
Today's readings teach us that when we rely on The Saviour's guidance we are inspired to make wise choices, even extricating us from earlier decisions that had landed us in deep trouble.
Our life's most valuable lessons are learnt when experiencing the storms of life encouraging us to listen, and trust all that our faithful friend asks of us, saving our life from our self destructive choices. Those who have embraced faith in God with enthusiasm do so the result of their experiences, when Our Saviour intervened to rescue them out of their self excavated pit of hopelessness.
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. ~ Romans 10:17