Doubting Jesus?

If we truly know the works of Jesus, we would believe in Him. His works are the proof that the Father is in Him and that He is in the Father. If we wish to know more about who Jesus is, we can start by looking at what He has done.

When I started reading the Bible seven years ago, I started reading from the Old Testament up to the book of Revelation.

But while reading the Old Testament, there were times when I struggled to believe in Jesus. Maybe like the Pharisees, I thought for a while that the Father should be the One and only God. That there should be no other God but Him. That Jesus was blaspheming.

Of course, as a Catholic, I knew about the Holy Trinity. But, reading the Old Testament, it was still a struggle to believe in it.

But as I read the entire Bible, I began to slowly understand the Scriptural bases of our faith. The Gospel according to John also contains many of the bases of our Catholic beliefs such as the Holy Trinity and the Eucharist. 

In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus also gives us a simple proof that God is in Him and Him in God:

“If I do not perform my Father’s works, do not believe me; but if I perform them, even if you do not believe me, believe the works, so that you may realize [and understand] that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.” — John 10:37-38

If we truly know the works of Jesus, we would believe in Him. His works are the proof that the Father is in Him and that He is in the Father. If we wish to know more about who Jesus is, we can start by looking at what He has done.

The Pharisees, in spite of seeing His works, remained blind to them and did not believe in Jesus and who He truly is.

Today’s Gospel reading also teaches us that doing the works of Jesus is also a simple way for us to know that God is with us. It is also a simple way for us to show others that we are in God.

What are the works God is calling you to do?

 

P.S. It’s difficult to understand, but I really suggest that you read the Gospel according to John. Dr. Scott Hahn, a renowned convert to the Catholic faith, also has a six-lesson Bible study course about the Gospel according to John. You can watch the lessons for free here. I haven’t taken the course yet, but Dr. Scott Hahn is phenomenal. I will be starting this course next week as well.