From Fear & Doubt to Faith & Conviction

Saturday of the First Week of Easter

There is no approved pattern of coming to faith. Each of us will experience that moment as uniquely as we are different one from another. But regardless of “how” we come to faith, we are merely affirming the truth that God has revealed to us, as it were, embracing in a most personal manner a truth that is beyond us, namely that Jesus is risen from the dead.

Peter and John were instructed by the religious leaders to stop teaching in his name. But they knew they had to listen to God, by whose authority and in whose name the lame beggar was healed. Our faith also gives us strength and courage to proclaim the truth that God shares with us. But we can only proclaim truth convincingly in a manner consistent with who Jesus is and what he taught.

Do not be discouraged if you are still fearful or filled with doubt. As Jesus himself came to each of those to whom he made himself known, he will reveal himself to us in his time as well. He alone knows when we are ready. And when he does reveal himself, we are changed. What we have come to know we cannot unknow.

This mass was offered for the repose of +Richard Crotty.

Rolo B Castillo © 2020

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