April 8

Reflection

It is interesting that in the gospel narratives it is the women who first learn of Jesus resurrection. They rush to tell the apostles and are met with disbelief. The two men on the road to Emmaus tell their story and are met with disbelief. Finally, the apostles experience Jesus themselves and he” upraided them for their disbelief and hardness of heart.” It is difficult for us to get beyond our stereotypes and prejudices and believe that those we see as inferiors might have the truth. We do not believe what seems impossible. Because we have preconceived notions, we miss the wisdom of others and the insights from the intuitive and sensitive parts of ourselves.

Prayer

Lord, I believe. Help my unbelief.

Action

I will try to live a balanced life rooted in reality without ignoring the intuitive and imaginative parts of myself.

Suggested Reading

Now when he rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven demons. She went and told those who had been with him, as they mourned and wept. But when they heard that he was alive and had been seen by her, they would not believe it. After this he appeared in another form to two of them, as they were walking into the country. And they went back and told the rest, but they did not believe them. Afterward he appeared to the eleven themselves as they sat at table; and he upbraided them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who saw him after he had risen And he said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation.
Mark 16: 9 – 15

Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone

Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.
Voltaire

To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.
George MacDonald

Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.
Corrie Ten Boom

Sometimes the people you look down on today will be the ones you look up to tomorrow.
Mabinty Kanu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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