Imagine being at a party, looking up, and seeing a man is being lowered through the roof. How would you react?

You could react one of two ways.  First, you could react as the scribes do, by saying: “Is this right?” “Who does this man think he is?” They have a contemptuous response for what they are witnessing.  Or you could react as Jesus did.

Too often I am like the doubting scribes, asking myself: “Is my faith okay?” or “Am I praying the right way?”

And too often I am not like Jesus. Jesus sees (not hears) the man’s faith and immediately reassures him of his forgiveness and grace.

Today I will strive to be more like Jesus.

—Evan Jenkins is an Alum Service Corps mentor and teacher working in the Boys Division of Regis Jesuit High School in Colorado. He is an alumnus of De Smet Jesuit High School in St. Louis.




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