In today's Gospel from Matthew, we hear that "Jesus' disciples saw Him and worshiped, but they doubted."
If the disciples, who had seen miracles first hand and lived closely with Jesus could have doubt in their hearts...it's easy to see how we can slip into that trap. We are pretty removed, in terms of time, space and understanding, from the events recounted in the bible - even the New Testament where Jesus' life is played out before us. How do we keep our faith strong in such a different world, with so many demands on our time and attention? Where is the time for God in our lives?
With so much going on this time of year - end of the school year, graduations, confirmations and planning for Summer projects - I have slipped into a bit of a treadmill that allows me to make excuses for not taking the time to nourish my faith. No time for prayer, or reading scripture or just being mindful of God's presence. I'm hoping that with many events now in the rear-view mirror, I will get back on track.
The good news is that even though we may waver, God never does. He remains by our side, even in our doubt, or in our distracted nature. The last words of this Gospel are one of the many reminders of this that we can find in scripture (if we take the time to look!)
"I am with you always, until the end of the age"
– Steve Cunningham P'12 '14 '17, Assistant Head of School for Facilities