On a day like today when I am feeling particularly low this piece of scripture is more difficult to accept. And yet it is in such times as these that we have to try make an act of faith and say that we believe the message of Jesus whether we feel low or not.
Our Christian faith is always tested and it is in the testing that it grows. It is easy to accept the message of Jesus when things are going well and all is rosy. On days like that we feel it easy to lay our head on the shoulder of Jesus.
However, when the feelings are not good, these words of Jesus almost seem to mock us. This is when we need faith and when we say to Jesus, "OK, so I don't feel good today, but I take you at your word and I trust that everything shall work out fine." These are the times when we grow in faith, when we can ignore our feelings and make an act of trust.
This is what today's reading is really about!