Brother James: “God is faithful”

‘Abraham and Isaac’ (1421), by Donatello and Rosso. PHOTO: OPERA DI SANTA MARIA DEL FIORE / ANTONIO QUATTRONE

This statue of biblical patriarch Abraham about to sacrifice his son Isaac was sculpted by Donatello from marble sometime between 1408 and 1416. It is in the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, Florence.” To view more of Donatellos sculptures, click here.

The peace of the Lord be always with you.


We believe in a faithful God who fulfills  His  promises.

In Genesis 15:1-6 God promised Abram that He would give Him a son saying:“…’ This man will not be your heir, but a son who is your own flesh and blood will be your heir.’ … Abram believed the LORD , and He credited it to him as righteousness.‘ “

God fulfilled His promise by giving Abram Isaac. We read in Genesis 21:1-3: ” Now the LORD was gracious to Sarah as He had said , and the LORD did for Sarah what He had promised. Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age , at the very time God had promised him.Abraham gave the name Isaac to the son Sarah bore him.”No matter how long it takes God will always do what He has promised to do.

Jesus says : ” For truly I tell you , until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter,not the least stroke of a pen , will by any means disappear from the  Law until everything is accomplished. ” ( Mathew 5:18).

May God help us to believe what He says in His  Word as Abraham did.

In Christ Jesus our Lord.
Fr. James.

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