Jesus speaks about "mountain moving" faith in the Gospel. Sir Edmund Hillary was the first to ever climb Mount Everest. What few know is that he lost one of his men to death in a failed first attempt. Sometime later a group of reporters were questioning him about the climb. Behind the podium was a picture of the majestic Mount Everest. When Hillary saw the picture he spoke, "You have defeated me, but I will defeat you. You can’t get any bigger, but I can."
We usually use our words to speak about our mountains. We use statements such as these: "This is too hard." "It’ll never happen for me." "I guess my best days are behind me." "How can I ever overcome these obstacles?" In life it is easy to focus on the problems and difficulties and talk about them. Jesus challenges us to speak to them in a positive way. There is power in our words. The way we speak displays our hearts and can determine our destiny.
Today is the memorial of St. Dominic who founded the Order of Preachers. Preachers are those who instill hope and faith in others through their words. As Passionists our primary call is to inspire faith and new possibilities through the use of words. Words are containers of power. Speak to your mountains and discover that "nothing will be impossible for you."
Fr. Cedric Pisegna, C.P. is a missionary preacher, author of 12 books and creator of the TV program Live with Passion! airing in many cities. You can learn more about his ministry at: http://www.frcedric.org/