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Sunday, April 11, 2021

The remarkable thing about belief is that it always has room for unbelief. Like mystery itself, belief isn't something we have and that's it. There is always room to grow in our belief, just as there is always room for our unbelief. We call Thomas “doubting Thomas” and so he was. Truth be told, so are all of us.

There come times in our lives when we are simply overcome with emptiness and absence perhaps the death of a loved one, the painful illness of a small child, loss of a job. At these times doubt or unbelief are natural. This doesn't mean we have lost our faith. It means that at these times we need to keep our eyes focused on the risen Christ. In due time, we know the Lord is with us inviting us to belief. (Living Liturgy, p.116)