by Kristin Fontaine
Immediately the father of the child cried out, “I believe; help my unbelief!”
The above quote is from the gospel reading for Friday’s Daily Office. It struck me because it seems to contradict itself.
‘I believe,’ the father says. That seems pretty comprehensive.
‘…help my unbelief!’ the father says in his next breath.
It is as if in the very moment he said ‘I believe’ he realized that he didn’t, really. However, the line just before the father’s statement is: Jesus […]