“'How long are you going to keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.' Jesus answered them, 'I told you and you do not believe.'"
Jesus' words are nothing but plain. Clear and straightforward for anyone who wants to listen, he tells his disciples and his opponents that he is the Messiah, the anointed one of God, but the Pharisees continue to bait him, trying to trap him into what they can call blasphemy. Jesus is not phased. Sure of himself and his role, he faces the Pharisees down and accuses them of not believing the works he does.
Honesty is a radically important virtue for any believer. Only when we admit and tell the truth about our faults and our faith can we hope to witness to the saving work of Jesus in a manner that challenges others to believe. Honesty about our weaknesses and the strengths given to us by God invites others to be honest about themselves and assures them that if they give themselves to God, potent change is possible. There is nothing more powerful than watching God work miracles in us and for others despite our weaknesses.
Today, admit your faults and see what God will do for you.
Has God ever worked good in you and for others through your weaknesses?