Faith and Doubts...
This Friday is the
We give thanks to almighty God for the
We certainly can use this Light today. Knowing and living his revelation brings about true love and true peace. But there are people who have doubts about what God has revealed. They are not sure about the Faith.
The best way to deal with doubts is to talk about them frankly with God. Pope Benedict XVI said that, if we don't understand Him, we should tell Him so and ask for his help. "In this way, with such frankness, which is the authentic way to pray, to converse with Jesus, we express the littleness of our capacity to understand, but at the same time we assume the attitude of trust of one who expects light and strength from the one able to give them," the Pope said. He referred to St. Thomas the Apostle who doubted the Resurrection. He had to see with his own eyes the wounds on the risen Lord's body. But, afterwards his faith was unshakable even unto death. After Pentecost Sunday he went on to preach the Gospel in Syria, Persia (Iran today), and India.
The example of St. Thomas shows us that every doubt can lead to light. When we sincerely pray to God and bring these doubts before Him, He will enlighten us provided that we listen with purity and humility.