“Why Do You Think Evil in Your Hearts?”
O God, we acknowledge that you know our every thought.
So when our doubts come—and they do come—grant that they would be motivated by a true desire to know and to understand rather than by a desire to dismiss and to avoid.
Grant that our questions about who Jesus is and what Jesus does be asked in a way that will lead to greater trust in him rather than to greater doubt about him, to greater closeness to him rather than to greater distance from him, and to more following of him rather than to more running away from him.
“Then some of the scribes said to themselves, ‘This man is blaspheming.’ But Jesus, perceiving their thoughts, said, ‘Why do you think evil in your hearts?’” (Matthew 9:3-4)