In this reading, Jesus continues to introduce Himself to the people. In the Gospel, he is both Son and Lord based on Scriptures – Son of man by birth, and Lord and Savior by nature. While most of the people were happy and indeed rejoiced, the many opponents of Jesus were not happy. They still could not see God in Jesus – they doubted.
In any relationship doubt is a reality. With one beautiful reflection of the Gospel, how do we shift our doubts on God to one who is really real?
Three things we can do when doubt sinks in:
- With God nothing is impossible. Perhaps to our own doing or not, we find ourselves in a very difficult situation. So difficult that some contemplated suicide. Be reminded that the Lord created the whole universe and that our problem is certainly not as big as the universe.
- God is Faithful and He is just a prayer away. Read the bible and find out the Faithfulness of God. He may not answer our prayers instantly; he may not answer our prayers in the way we want to. But trust He knows best. Hence, Pray unceasingly. Go to Mass as often as possible, it is the prayer of the Church. There is power in numbers as Jesus said that when two or three are gathered in His name.
- Just Hang on and Do good. We may have many questions about God and doubt His love, His presence, or if He even cares: Remember that life does not stop nor end. Hence, we continue to do good, persevere and be strong.
In closing let me share with you a quote:
Someday, all events in our lives will make perfect sense. For now, let us laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and know that everything happens for a reason. Let us trust God that from great troubles will come our GREATEST BLESSINGS.