Tuesday of the 5 week of Lent ‘b’
Even though Jesus gave them many signs of his being the Son of God, the Pharisees still didn’t believe Him. Faith is the key to be saved, but they were still lacking that faith. That’s why Jesus tells them that those without faith belong only to this world and those with faith in Him belong to what is above. We are free, we have a choice to believe or not. Jesus is not forcing anybody to follow Him; He only posts an invitation. He doesn’t promise that the life with Him will be easy. In fact, it probably will be more difficult. But we don’t belong to what is here below. We need to keep in mind that we belong to what is above. If we have faith, we will be able to face any difficulties of this world.