Doubt is a normal part of our spiritual journey. Although it seems counterintuitive, when we respond to doubt in the right way, it can be an opportunity to strengthen our faith (Jn 6:60-69).
This is a full-time, permanent position.
James Tissot (1836-1902), “Jesus Wept”
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Cardinal Raymond Burke has been taken off a ventilator and will leave intensive care today to return to his hospital room, his family has announced. Father Paul Check, executive director of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse, Wisconsin, confirmed the improvement in the cardinal’s condition in a short statement issued on Saturday.
I opened a little piece of chocolate the other day–as I so often do!–and read the inspiration on the wrapper. It said, “Don’t talk about it, just be about it.”
It reminded me of the passage I had just read in the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 23. Talking to the people about the Scribes and Pharisees, Jesus said: “do and observe all things whatsoever they tell you, but do not follow their example. For they preach but they do not practice.”
You could draw the conclusion that Jesus placed a high priority on “being about it.” Most of us probably have good intentions. Most of us probably have a pretty good understanding of what Jesus taught.