Saturday, October 27, 2012

More on Cinderella: Faith

Something I forgot to mention yesterday that I found admirable about the character of Cinderella: she had faith and hope that her life was going somewhere better, that her dreams could come true. She certainly didn't have much external reason to believe that, but she did. And when the fairy godmother appeared, she said to Cinderella that she couldn't have lost faith entirely, or she wouldn't have been able to appear to her! Faith is not an excuse to be lazy or to do nothing towards a dream (but Cinderella wasn't doing nothing: she was a hard worker!), but it is important. There is a truth to the picture of the miracles coming in to Cinderella's life because of her faith. The Gospels report that in some towns Jesus was not able to perform many miracles because of the people's lack of faith!

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