Hearing God’s guidance and taking it fully to heart, made Abraham the great pilgrim of faith. He can be honoured as the patron of meaningful living. All his days were marked by listening, with openness to divine guidance.
This makes Abraham “Our Father in Faith”, showing us the way towards Yahweh, the living God. His spirit can mark our lives too. Far from being useless or outdated, and efforts we make to follow the way of Jesus Christ are full of meaning.
Progress along this way can bring us real peace of mind. As St Augustine said so memorably: “You have made us for Yourself, o Lord; and our hearts can never be at rest, until they rest in You.