A Time of Doubt

Sermon Audio

Sermon Text: Mark 1: 9-15 and John 20:24-29

Listen to the words of this letter written in the late 70’s:

"Jesus has a very special love for you. As for me, the silence and emptiness is so great that I look and do not see, listen and do not hear. The tongue moves [in prayer] but does not speak." Lord, my God, you have thrown [me] away as unwanted - unloved, I call, I cling, I want, and there is no one to answer, no one. Alone. Where is my faith? Even deep down right in there is nothing. I have no faith. I dare not utter the words and thoughts that crowd in my heart.”

“I am told God loves me, and yet the reality of the darkness and coldness and emptiness is so great that nothing touches my soul. Did I make a mistake in surrendering blindly to the Call of the Sacred Heart?”

These are the words of Mother Theresa written to Rev Michael Van Der Peet, a spiritual confidant, in September 1979. Her letters which were revealed after her death show a person who was wracked with doubt for many years…see full sermon here