Why Do We Doubt?

Today’s gospel was the one about Doubting Thomas. So often we wonder why he, an apostle, doubted the Resurrection. A better question is why do we doubt, why do we doubt God’s love for us as individuals. Why do we doubt His mercy? Why do we expect so little from God? Why do we believe that His graces are for everyone else?
So often we think that we’ve messed up so badly that God can’t possibly love us and want to bless us. After all we are sinners and done some terrible things. We spend our lives trying to make up for them. We expect to suffer. We believe we deserve to suffer. After all that is the way we would act.
But it isn’t about our sins or what we deserve. It is about God’s grace given out of a love so deep we can’t comprehend it, a love so deep as to endure the Passion so that we may be free of punishment for our sins. It is about a God who loves us and wants to bless us more than we can imagine. It is about an infinite love. It is about the God who cares about every aspect of our lives, who cares about our careers, illnesses and personal problems.
Too often we walk into mass and leave the same way, unchanged, because we failed to open ourselves to the blessings and love God wants to pour on us. God passionately desire to bless us to pour His grace on us. He went through the Passion because He loved us so desperately. He loves us now and waits ardently for us to let go of the doubts and Satan’s lies so that we might be open to the intense, infinite love He so fervently longs to give us. Let go of your doubts. Don’t think about what you deserve. Open your heart to His infinite love.

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Author: ronquinlan

To me the message is what is important. Feel free to copy and use anything on this blog. Some pieces were originally published by Catholic Lane so please give them credit. I am a charismatic Roman Catholic and former Social Studies teacher in Catholic Schools. Pieces I've written have been published on Catholi Lane, Catholic Exchange and the Women of Grace blog.

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