In reading how Jesus was amazed at the people’s lack of faith we are moved to question ourselves: is our faith strong enough? Are we ever guilty of doubting?
I must admit that I have doubts about our faith, but I do not feel too guilty about it. I love that passage in Chapter Eight of Paul’s Letter to the Romans. He says,
“In hope we were saved. Now hope that sees for itself is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait with endurance.”
I feel it necessary to take a leap of faith, saying, “I believe,” then, jumping at it in the dark. We have that in Mark’s Gospel where Jesus told a man that he could cure his son if the man believed, the man answered, “I do believe, help my unbelief. “(9:24)