I was talking with a friend of mine today (and my roommate for my trip to Greece!) and she told me a super awesome story.

She used to go to Daily Mass at the Cathedral in Houston when she worked downtown. The Psalm for the day was Psalm 27:14 which states: “Wait for the LORD, take courage; be stouthearted, wait for the LORD!”

When the priest who was presiding over Mass delivered his homily, he said when he hears the word “stout,” he thinks of Guinness (this is truly a priest after my own heart!). But more importantly, he went on to say that our faith should be as strong as a pint of Guinness.

What a wonderfully beautiful way to relate two of my very favorite things: my Catholic faith and a good, solid beer. I would hope that my faith is as solid and strong as a well-poured pint of Guinness. I do recognize, however, that there is always so much work for me to do daily to be a faithful servant.

Is your faith as strong as a pint of Guinness?