On Fasting: “Do not say to me that I fasted for so many days, that I did not want this or that, that I did not drink wine, that I endured want; but show me if you from an angry man have become gentle, if you from a cruel man have become benevolent. If you are filled with anger, why oppress your flesh? If hatred and avarice are within you, of what benefit is it that you drink water? Do no show forth a useless fast: for fasting alone does not ascend to heaven.” –St. John Chrysostom

Moving Mountains

“Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20

Faith can move mountains. Logically, it is impossible to move a mountain. But not with faith. How can a mountain so huge and so high be moved? Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

Dear friends, you think your problem is so hard for God to solve? Think again! You need to have faith.

Ask God to increase your faith. Nothing is impossible to almighty God. Trust in Him. A mountain in Egypt was moved by the prayer of St. Simon the Tanner in the 10th century. If God moved a real mountain in Egypt, can’t He move a mountain in your life?

May God bless you.