Barasoain Weekly Reflection for – 3 – 9 April 2016
“Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
One thing that we cannot remove from a successful relationship is trust. After all, it is a foundation if a relationship is to be successful. Without trust, there will always be suspicion between partners.
The gospel for the second reading tells us about doubting Thomas who insisted on seeing Christ for himself and being able to insert his fingers in His wounds before believing. Thomas doubted the power of Christ when he did not believe that Christ has risen and appeared to the apostles.
Similar to Thomas, we might have situations wherein we could not trust anyone or sometimes even God. We are afraid, doubtful or simply too amazed to believe. We wanted tangible proofs before we even believe something.
But God has said, blessed are those who believe yet have not seen. God refers to Thomas who wanted solid proof before believing reminding us that despite being not able to see God, we, as part of the faithful, must fully give our faith and trust to Him. Trust is needed to be able to fully love. Without trust, we fail to love. Also, it applies not only to God but also to others especially to our partners.
This week, let us ask God to teach us to trust not only Him but also when we show His love to others.
Faith’s foundation is trust.