What else do you need to believe?

In times of doubt, let us ask ourselves, “What else do I need to believe?” More often than not, the answer is nothing. God has already given everything to us. We simply have to believe.

In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus tells the priests, the scribes, and the elders about the parable of the tenants:

“He began to speak to them in parables. ‘A man planted a vineyard, put a hedge around it, dug a wine press, and built a tower. Then he leased it to tenant farmers and left on a journey. At the proper time he sent a servant to the tenants to obtain from them some of the produce of the vineyard. But they seized him, beat him, and sent him away empty-handed. Again he sent them another servant. And that one they beat over the head and treated shamefully. He sent yet another whom they killed. So, too, many others; some they beat, others they killed. He had one other to send, a beloved son. He sent him to them last of all, thinking, ‘They will respect my son.’ But those tenants said to one another, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.’ So they seized him and killed him, and threw him out of the vineyard. What [then] will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come, put the tenants to death, and give the vineyard to others.’” — Mark 12:1-9

Sometimes, we are like the priests, the scribes, the elders of the people, and the tenant farmers. During the time of Jesus, God has already sent His prophets and gave them His commandments. Yet, they still failed to follow Him from the heart. What else did they need to believe in Jesus?

Now, God has already given us His Son. He has given us the Church, the Sacraments, and the Bible. He has already given us everything to believe and to follow Him from the heart. Yet, we still reject Him. We still fail to give Him what is due Him: our love and obedience. What else do we need to believe?

Even in our own lives, God has done so many things for us. Think about it deeply and you will find His works in your life.

In times of doubt, let us ask ourselves, “What else do I need to believe?” More often than not, the answer is nothing. God has already given everything to us. We simply have to believe.


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