Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them.
When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted.
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
faithful and unchanging:
enlarge our minds with the knowledge of your truth,
and draw us more deeply into the mystery of your love,
that we may truly worship you,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
The idea of the Trinity is something that some people find difficult to understand.
What I want to say to you is – don’t worry. There is not an exam with a pass and fail mark. The prayer for the day, that I printed above, asks that our minds be enlarged with knowledge. That’s all of us, not just some of us. None of us have all understanding.
You may have doubts. I repeat – don’t worry. If you look at our reading above, some of those early disciples had doubts.
What really matters is that God, who they had come to know through Jesus, had shown his love for them and had given them this task of proclaiming and teaching and baptising.
And somehow, in spite of any doubts or lack of understanding, they went out and did it.
This was the early church and it flourished.