The religious leaders of the time, learned scholars that they were, just couldn’t grasp the concept of what Jesus was saying, that he was the Son of God. So he tried to make it as simple as possible for them: watch what I do; even if you don’t believe I am who I say I am, believe in God’s works that I do.
Even when we don’t realize it, people are watching our works. When they see us feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, forgive the unforgivable, show patience and offer all the other acts of corporal and spiritual works of mercy, they glimpse the Almighty. Publicly, they may ridicule us as fools or chumps for what we do and the sacrifices we make. But privately, what we do may help foster their conversion.
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