A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
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Monday, March 15, 2010

The challenge of cynicism

In today’s Gospel (John 4:43-54), our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ rebukes those who seek miracles while helping a man demonstrate faith.

He does this by what seems to be a cynical response to a man looking for a miracle.

The man meets the challenge and gives the example of faith for which our Lord was looking.

In our own lives, as individuals and even as a Church, we may often encounter cynicism, which can discourage us from speaking and acting as boldly as we might.

We need to pray that God may grant the grace of conversion to the cynical and meanwhile enable us to be faithful and strong in Him in all the things we do and say.