Why do we doubt? What is faith’s hold on us?
My reflection for 21 June inspired by Matthew 10:24-39; “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.”
We remember the Ascension of Christ and St Peter’s words of encouragement in a time of trial
We began our worship welcoming Jesus with hosannas; the very embodiment of our hopes. We will end with his lonely, horrific death, a criminal executed by the state. In years past we may have wondered how things could have turned so quickly, from hero to pariah in a week. By now, most of us likely have no problem imagining how life’s changes could come so swiftly; how quickly we could become isolated and cut-off.
Sometimes Jesus leads us to places where we are unsure of ourselves but God is still there. Readings:Exodus 34:29-35 2 … More
When we can’t muster enough faith to overcome our own fears, we can trust in Jesus to carry us through