The apostles said to Jesus: “Increase our faith!” Isn’t this what we also want, for our faith to increase?
There was this woman who wanted her faith to increase she practically did everything to have it. She went to church regularly, read the bible and she did some devotion to the blessed Mother. However she noticed that there was not much increase in her faith for the simple reason that she remained arrogant towards her relatives and friends. She always want to have it her way in everything that she does: in short there was not much change in her egotistical behavior.
What must we do then for us to have an increase in our faith? We must be humble all the time before God and before our fellowmen. We attract graces (including the grace of faith) when we bow our heads before God.
When we’re humble it simply means that we’re opening ourselves for heavenly graces that God pours to those who are always ready to accept it with humility.
What happens if we’re arrogant? We’re closing ourselves to the graces from God and from our fellowmen because we’re so full of ourselves.
We cannot anymore fill a glass full of water, this is the arrogant person, but we can certainly pour more water to a half-empty glass, this is the humble person. …