Today's Gospel: John 6:22-29
The work of God is that we believe in the one He sent.
The work of God is that we believe in Jesus.
Jesus reveals the Father to us. If we want to know who God is, look at Jesus. If we want to know about God’s love, listen to Jesus.
The crowds in this gospel reading went to great lengths to find Jesus. They got into boats to search for Him. Do we? Will we go to any lengths to find Him?
I do not remember a time when I did not believe. Even as a child, about 9 or 10 years old, I would often walk to church, even if my parents didn’t go. I felt drawn to church.
I am not sure I could have talked about faith then. I didn’t know anything about the Trinity or who Jesus was or who God the Father was.
But I was called. I was called by I-knew-not-who. And I answered the call. I was too young to explain it or even understand it, but I was like those crowds of people in the boats. I got into my own little ”boat” and I found Him. I found Him in that little church in my little hometown on Sunday mornings. I found Jesus who told me all about God. And I believed.
Faith is a gift. We do not earn faith. Faith is given to us. It is God’s work.
Do we believe in God? Do we believe in the One He sent?
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How does Jesus reveal God to you?
Dear Lord, help me to grow in my faith. May I never stop searching for You. Amen.
Copyright 2020 Colleen Spiro
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Colleen Spiro is a Catholic mother, grandmother and a deacon’s wife. A certified spiritual director, Colleen loves to share her faith and encourage others through her retreats and writings. You can read her reflections at her website, Catholic Prayer Life and read or listen to her podcast at Finding God in the Everyday.