29 Sunday in ordinary time
Many people today question God’s existence because of all the evil things that are happening in the world. Perhaps sometimes we too are tempted to question His presence, especially when something really tragic happens to us, like being diagnosed with cancer, or when a child or a spouse dies. It can seem that we pray and pray and pray, and there is no answer to our prayers, and it looks like evil is always winning. We may end up asking: God, are You truly there? What is happening to all of your promises? Should I still pray and believe in the words of the Gospel? Yes, at times we question our religion because we are impatient or uncertain. Today in the Gospel something similar happened to Jesus: “The Pharisees went off and plotted how they might entrap Jesus in speech.” They saw Jesus’ miracles; they knew that He was able to bring the dead back to life and to cast out demons and bring the sick back to health. But still that wasn’t enough, they still questioned if He was truly the Son of God. And many people still do up to this day. Let us not be like the Pharisees from the Gospel, and so let us ask Jesus for more faith and trust in Him.