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John 4:48 Then Jesus said to him, “Unless you see signs and wonders you will not believe.”
Jesus constantly called those around him to a deeper and deeper faith. Deep faith requires belief in God even in the darkest nights. It is easy to believe when things are clear, when we get our way, and when the path forward is smooth and obvious. How do we—and our faith—show up during the difficult times?
I have written about the faith of the slaves. The slaves kept their faith alive, even in the bleakest of times.
I think about my friend who does not believe in God, and I am always delighted to see him in church. His presence encourages me to believe even when there are no signs and wonders. I keep telling him that God believes in him—and in all of us.
Today the Church remembers John and Charles Wesley, Priests, 1791, 1788.