Faith and Doubt
In the Church calendar, the time from the Monday after Pentecost until the first Sunday of Advent is called ordinary time. We can look at this season as a time of living out our faith in the ordinary or routine moments of life.
Today we look at a familiar story in Mark 16 where three women are going to the tomb to anoint Jesus’ body. An angel greets them saying, “You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth. He isn’t here. He is risen from the dead! Now go and tell his disciples… including Peter.” The special mention of “Peter” by name is so important. In the ordinary days that followed, perhaps the disciples doubted that Peter, or any of them, could still be called disciples after denying and doubting Jesus.
In living out our faith in ordinary and routine days, we will face doubt. But there’s this beautiful invitation inviting us back into relationship with the One who pursues us on our pathway of faith.