Posts tagged belief

Anyone who has heard and learnt from the Father comes to Me

True knowledge of God requires the engagement of our entire being, heart, soul and mind.

Les Disciples d'Emmaus, Abraham Bloemaert (1566–1651), 1622; Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels

“You believe in God; believe also in me”

Fr Neil’s homily for the Ninth Sunday after Trinity, 1 August 2021 This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.¹ This is the incredible answer Christ gives to the question, “What must we do, to be doing the work of God?” The answer is most peculiar: it is […]

Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!

“He could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands upon a few sick people and healed them. And he marvelled because of their unbelief.”

In our Gospel reading we see Christ standing in the same tradition as the prophets before him. He is not only rejected here, but will eventually be abandoned by most of his disciples and be hung upon a tree. Christ marvels at the unbelief of those who have known him from his earliest years. It seems that they could not see what was in front of them.

Raising of Jairus Daughter, Ilia Efimovich Repin (1844–1930), 1871; The State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg

“You shall not die, but live”

In this lost world of sin and death, to whom can we turn? Today’s gospel reading shows two examples that it is only Our Lord who can bring us any joy, meaning and hope.

The Resurrection of the body

The gathered disciples were certain this was the same Christ — the same man who had died, had been resurrected and stood in front of them. And that certainty is ours too.

Christ indeed from death is risen

“My Lord and my God!” These are the profound words of Thomas as he encounters the risen Christ for the first time.