In many ways, the doubts of the Apostle Thomas reflect the questions that surface in the hearts of young adults today. Through truth, beauty and goodness we provide opportunities that help them see something bigger than themselves…leading to an encounter with God.
As Samuel is looking at Jesse’s sons, he is reminded that the Lord sees our lives differently than we do. May we look at the current situation of our world today and ask for the grace to see with God’s eyes.
King Herod heard rumors and wanted to know more about Jesus, reminding us that knowledge alone about the Lord is not sufficient. Rather, how we apply what we’ve learned reveals the difference between personal growth and idle curiosity.
The Magi were guided through the illumination of knowledge and faith to the Christ Child. We, too, can be guided through the challenges of life when we we use our minds to the best of our ability and get down on our knees to pray for wisdom.
When we listen to the Lord and put his teaching into practice, we are like the wise who build their houses on rock. May the knowledge we possess be transformed into action so that we can face the storms of life with the grace and mercy of Jesus Christ!