Jesus has always been a stumbling block to the learned and knowledgeable, the rich, and the powerful.
And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Behold, this child is destined for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be contradicted.” — Luke 2:34
The learned and the knowledgeable in the ways of the world could not comprehend His ways and His wisdom. Even those who were learned in the Mosaic Law could not accept His teachings of love and obedience over rituals and sacrifices.
The rich could not comprehend how the Messiah was born in a manger. They could not comprehend the need to let go of created things in order to fully trust in the Creator.
The powerful could not comprehend His humble ways and His call to be the least and to become servants. They could not comprehend how the greatest and most powerful Man in the world saved it by dying on the cross.
God’s wisdom defies logic. After all, for Him, nothing is impossible.
That’s why the Gospel is calling us to defy logic with our faith. To believe in a God whom we cannot see (at least, for now). To continue to hope, to trust even when the odds are against us, even when logic is telling us that there is no hope.
Is your logic telling you to give up? Let your faith defy your logic.