You see, Jesus said, "If you CAN believe." All Jesus asks of us is that we try.
Discipleship means more than church membership, and it must cost us something. Let us pray that we can take the time to truly understand what this means for us ...
If we accept the call to be a disciple of Jesus and follow in his way, we must accept the struggle that may not always be popular.
For the last several years I had the honor of reading the Declaration of Independence from the Pulpit at Christ Church in Boston (Old North Church)
In the heat of all of this, the Psalmist comes along and offers a cool, refreshing peace that is found in knowing and celebrating who God is and who we are.
Jesus knows that his followers have doubts; he just dealt with Thomas, so Jesus is going to use this opportunity to teach them the Gospel message.
Without maintaining our spirituality and keeping it healthy, we risk compromising our performance and well-being.