When in doubt

Post date: Apr 6, 2018 3:59:24 PM

8 April 2018 ( DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY )

[Acts 4: 32-35] [1 John 5: 1 - 6] [John 20: 19 - 31]

When the apostles told Thomas, they had seen the Risen Christ, Thomas reaction was not surprising. He refused to believe until he had “proof”. The crucifixion and death of Jesus was strong in Thomas’ mind - it broke his faith in Jesus. Having not grasped God’s plan of salvation, gone were the conviction received from the countless miracles he witnessed Jesus performed. Jesus accommodated Thomas’s unbelief by appearing to him and allowing Thomas to see and touch Him. Thomas responded by acknowledging Jesus as Lord and God. In times of doubt and spiritual struggles, let us not forget that God loves us, cares and understand us. Let us continue to seek Him & understand His will. We do this by strengthening our relationship with Him through daily prayer, the Mass and Sacraments and reading of His Holy Word. We can also revive our flagging spirits by reading and listening to inspirational books, audio, sermons and attending retreats and counselling (Romans 10:17). We can cry out as the man cried to Jesus, “I believe. Lord, help my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24). And we can certainly trust the God of Love to answer us.

When in doubt