Sunday Sermon and Some Serious Words to Think About

13 Apr

“Jesus’ willingness to accommodate Thomas’ unbelief is a reminder that God can handle our doubt. And that the rationalist doesn’t need to see, touch, or run a lab test in order to believe in the resurrected Christ. Jesus told him, “You believe because you have seen me. Blessed are those who believe without seeing me” (Jn 20:29) This is not a plea to accept what goes against reason, but it is an invitation to discover a faith that goes beyond it. The example of Thomas is for the stubborn skeptic in us all.” 

― David D. Flowers

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Today’s Gospel was about Thomas doubting that the man he saw was Jesus, he wanted to see and touch the wounds. He wanted Jesus to prove that he indeed rose from the dead. My interpretation…sometimes we may doubt, but we have to have faith without touching the wounds. 

When I arrived at Mass this morning, I scooted out my kneeler to say my thankful prayer, and there on the floor was a lucky coin. (My sign for the day.)

  

It was a cloudy morning, but it cleared up nicely in the afternoon. I went for a walk in the morning and another in the evening. I always walk and think and walk some more. While I was walking and thinking, I analyzed my personal beliefs about doubt, trust, and faith. The one thing I’ve always had going for me is I never doubted that everything would turn out OK. It wasn’t always easy, but I believe in myself and I like myself. I’m a good person with good loving people by my side. Not everyone can say that. (Those are the ones you can’t trust and you need them out of your life. DONE!)

  

  

Serious words to think about.

2 Responses to “Sunday Sermon and Some Serious Words to Think About”

  1. Yoshiko April 13, 2015 at 3:18 am #

    Thanks, Toni, for your reminder.

  2. Yoshiko April 13, 2015 at 3:19 am #

    Reblogged this on Daylight Tune Ministries.

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