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The Doubting Christian

There are degrees of unbelief and, sooner or later, even the most ardent Christian feels its icy touch. The encounter can be a shock and could lead to despair. But it helps to understand that faith, like the knowledge on which it rests, is never complete.

Only Christ received without measure the holy spirit and its comforting certainty. Even so, on the Cross He cried out in anguish to God, ‘why have you forsaken me?’ But His words soon after radiated the holy assurance that all was well. ‘It is finished’, He said, completing the work of sacrifice.

For the rest of us it is necessary to persist through the everyday lapses and trust our Heavenly Father to shore up our frequently fragile faith. To wait for the answer to whatever perplexes us. To have faith in faith itself. (AP)