This simple two-word statement begins so many of life’s treasured moments. When I was literally shaking as I left my mother’s minivan, nervously ready to start high school, my mother calmly shared, “I believe in you, Matthew.”
One of my favorite movie moments is from Miracle on 34th Street, when a young Natalie Wood repeats, “I believe, I believe…”, convincing herself Santa Claus exists.
At Church, “I believe,” is ingrained in our profession of faith, and it was during the Sacrament of Confirmation that I made sure I meant these two powerful words. Often we are asked, “What do we believe?” Take three minutes to reaffirm the bigger question of “Do I believe?” and enjoy the graces of a resounding “yes” to God.