Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had appointed for them.
When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some doubted.
And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Amen.
|That's one way of putting it!|
This reminds me of many teachings I have heard of late were the speaker said that Faith itself is actually an act of the will. People can wrestle within themselves about the matters of faith, whether they should believe or not, but it comes to a point where they simply must choose. It turns out the atheists are right; you can't prove in the existence of God. But I think God planned it that way.
The witness of most people's heart is that He does exist. Is this just mass delusion? Is it an evolutionary device to give hope to the species- false though it be- so that we can prosper? I think not. I believe God wants us to learn to trust Him. And in my own life, to make this happen today, I must use my will to remember all that He has revealed in Christ and in the Gospel. I don't have to argue with others who disagree with me, I simply must believe.
The funny thing is, it isn't until you exercise your will to have faith that faith actually makes sense and turns out to be the most logical thing to have. May God grant me the will to believe. Amen.