Friday, April 10, 2015

Loving is Believing

"Seeing is believing," is a common saying.  A young brilliant hero of one of the shows that I watch claims not to believe in anything he cannot see.  At the end of a recent episode he says, "I don't believe in love," as he lovingly messes the hair of a little boy whose mother he likes!
In John's Gospel passage about "Doubting Thomas," Jesus says, "Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed."  The only disciple in the last chapters of John's Gospel who fits that description is "the disciple whom Jesus loved."  It is likely that this mysterious figure is the writer reaponsible for this fourth Gospel.  Jesus is blessing him and his community and all the future communities of believers. 
The love of Jesus creates our faith.

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