“They wanted to stone him, but he eluded them.”

John 10:31-42

From the Gospels, we know that Jesus was fully human and fully God. He did experience the full range of emotions: joy, sorrow, sadness, fear, pain.  Yet, Jesus also knew that there was a purpose in what God, his father was asking of him. He also trusted that God was always there with him throughout his life.

The question for us is: do we trust that God loves us and desires only good things for us? When we encounter difficult times, do we believe that God is making this happen? Or do we believe that our struggles are simply part of our human condition? Do

we truly trust that God is with us on each step of our Christian journey?