There are often moments in our journey of life and faith that we may be “tested” or persecuted. As with most things in life, we can falter, doubt, fear or give up. Our readings today and our celebration of the Memorial of Apollinaris, bishop and martyr, encourage us to “stay the course.”
In fact, there are times when we “seek a sign” or give into the “magical” in our journey of faith. Our readings remind us, “that there is something greater than Solomon here.”
Jesus would not give in to demands to those “seeking a sign,” especially when done out of some wish for a magical moment. Rather, he invited us into a trusting relationship with him in ALL that we do and ARE. Sometimes we forget Jesus is not some magical presence in our tabernacle or communion; BUT a real person who seeks to be in relationship with Him. This relationship he seeks with us IS real, inviting, and our choice.
Do we see some ONE in our relationship with Jesus? If not, there is the problem. If so, wonderful you have become an adult in your faith journey. Now, continue the journey in that loving relationship, knowing, trusting and loving Jesus who leads us to our eternal reward.
Be assured of our prayers for you each day as we continue our journey together and apart.