“So the father knew that it was at that hour in which Jesus said to him, ‘Your son lives’; and he himself believed and his whole household” (John 4:53).
While it was not uncommon for the remaining members of a household to dutifully convert once the patriarch of the family did so, such supposed conversions are sustained only by an authentic, transformational encounter with the resurrected and exalted Christ. This kind of faith experience is contagious; influencing family, friends, and all those with whom we interact on a daily basis. Our every encounter is a significant link in God’s siren call to others. We all have a part in faith being either replicated or rejected.