Monday of the Thirty Second Week in Ordinary Time ‘a’
There is nothing wrong with having doubts about our faith, but we should never lose the faith. Many would try to convince us that God doesn’t exist, that the Eucharist can’t be the real Body and Blood of Christ, but only a symbol. Or they might ask you for proof of the resurrection of the body and of many other truths. Yes, there are many things in our religion that can’t be proven but are only a matter of faith. Our faith will be tested often. We will be asking where God in our world is when people hate each other and fight. So many innocent people die each day. We will have doubts when a loved one dies, we will have doubts when God won’t answer our prayers. That’s why we must repeat after the apostles and pray to God -- increase my faith, make it stronger; I may have doubts, O Lord, but let me never lose my faith in You. “And the Apostles said to the Lord, ‘Increase our faith.’ The Lord replied, ‘If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and planted in the sea,' and it would obey you."