Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Doubt and faith

I find that sometimes inspiration comes to me the most unlikely ways. For example, today. I was reflecting on what to share in this brief devotion and I noticed a quote at the bottom of my diary that says: 

"Doubt is pain too lonely to know that faith is its twin brother." - Kahil Gibran

Immediately I was taken to the post-resurrection passages that we are focusing on at the moment. Of course, Thomas is often the center of attention. We seem to get stuck on his brief moments of doubt, forgetting that his actions of FAITH were truly remarkable. He was one of the few disciples willing to die for Jesus and, even after his initial doubts, he became a champion of the Gospel.

Let us not become stuck in our doubts as they are often intertwined with our greatest moments of faith.

"Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.” - John 20:27

As Frederick Buechner is alleged to have said: "Doubts are the ants in the pants of faith!" :) 

Living in Grace


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