Thursday, June 16, 2011

Trinity Sunday Year A - Matthew 28:16-20

Matthew 28:16-20
I wonder how many disciples who “worshipped him” were included in the “some doubted” list. Since “some” is more than a couple and generally considered equal to if not slightly more than a few (which is five) almost half of the eleven, if not slightly more, are doubting worshipers. It’s not a very promising start for baptizing and teaching all nations to obey everything Jesus has commanded, which I’m guessing might include believe in me. Since I’m in such good company I’ll confess that I am no stranger to doubt and if I have to believe everything in the Bible as gospel truth I’m willing to acknowledge outright disbelief. But if the “some who doubted” disciples were willing to bet their lives on something they hadn’t quite figured out it must have been because they trusted the “I am with you always” without working out the details or understanding the how or the why which in the end is what worshipping faith is all about anyway. And that I do not doubt.


  1. It's interesting to me that even though Jesus would have known that some of the eleven doubted who He was, that didn't keep Him from issuing to them these two rather emphatic commandments. Perhaps the opposite of doubt is action. "Just do it!" Make disciples. Teach. And know, even in your doubt, that you don't have to do it alone.

  2. Maybe we all doubt but do so in faith because doubt is part of faith that spurs us to ask question which leads us to a deeper faith! I like the fact they they were not holders of a perfect faith... They have the same kind of faith as I do... One where faith coexists with doubt!

    I find that comforting!