Thursday, November 26, 2009

Matthew 17:20 – Your Little Faith

Matthew 17:20 – Your Little Faith
He said to them, "Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, `Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you."


Unless you are willing to do the ridiculous, God will not do the miraculous.
Mother Angelica

Mother Angelica said in 1978 after removing her show from a major (one of very few) TV station in the city when they refused to stop broadcasting a blasphemous tv show.
The vice president of the TV station Hugh Smith said “You leave here, and you’re off television. You need us.”
“No, I don’t. I only need God!” Mother Angelica responded.
“I’ll buy my own cameras and build my own studio”.
“You can’t do that!” said Hugh
“You just watch me!” responded Mother Angelica

After that conversation, Mother Angelica wondered how 12 Nuns with no funds or business plan were going to start an independent television network.

Defying reason (for example the rising debt in 1980 was over $1Million), Mother Angelica clung to her inspiration and to her God.

“He expects me to operate on a faith level, not a knowledge level,” Mother said. “He expects me to operate – if I don’t have the money, if I don’t have the brains, if I don’t have the talent – in faith. You know what faith is? Faith is one foot on the ground, one foot in the air, and a queasy feeling in the stomach.”

This was to become the worlds largest religious media empire, which started in the garage of a Birmingham, Alabama monastery.

Source: Mother Angelica – The Remarkable Story of a Nun, Her Nerve, and a Network of Miracles
By Raymond Arroyo

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