Most of us are not called to give up our lives for our faith. Yet all of us are called to struggle as part of our life of faith.
The disciples' faith consisted in understanding and assent. But they needed the faith that involves trust in the power of Jesus.
Faith is not about knowing doctrines. Rather it's about giving up one's life for belief in the person of Jesus. That's what being a Christian really means.
We need to remember that our final happiness depends on our participation in the life of the glorious Christ. The words addressed to the apostles also are addressed to us.
We have all been offered what Jesus and his apostles came to deliver. But we have to be receptive and keep asking Jesus for what we need.
We are not at the mercy of the forces of evil. Jesus makes it possible for us to walk through storms unharmed. The Lord will take care of us.
Jesus' feeding the crowds is an example of his compassion, it looks forward to the Eucharist, and it anticipates the final banquet of the kingdom.
People often find themselves morally where they don't want to be. Our own sinfulness can lead us far astray if we're not careful about beginnings.
The Church teaches us that Jesus is savior, redeemer, the Son of God, the only source of sense and meaning for our human life. Who do we think he is?
There is a time of judgment when all render an account for their lives on earth. There will be no room for excuses or alibis.