Today in our first reading from Isaiah our Lord says,“Unless your faith is firm you shall not be firm!” We all know a tree without roots will not stand in the face of a storm. So will it be with us, if we do not have our roots in faith. Faith also provides our roots with nutrients that allows our trunk and branches to grow. And with those branches we can reach out to help others, as a tree gives shelter to the birds. Faith is our soil and we must keep ourselves planted in it!