Lenten Reading for February 28

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In the Gospels, Jesus often challenged his disciples, saying, “O ye of little faith, why did you doubt?” When he said this, it could be absolutely baffling to his disciples. “We’re in a boat at night with high winds and waves, and he expects us to trust?” In the Gospels, Jesus often challenged his disciples, saying, When he said this, it could be absolutely baffling to his disciples.Apparently though, that is exactly what Jesus was hoping to see grow in his disciples. The word “doubt” as it is used here doesn’t mean disbelieving some kind of abstract creed; it refers instead to the opposite of trust. Doubting means believing we are not ultimately safe in God’s hands.

In a certain sense, there is a choice given to us in each moment throughout the day: faith or doubt?  This day, let us be mindful of the choices we are given, and let us more often choose faith.

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