“Dear God, why do I believe in you?!” I cried out in prayer. I was not crying out in disbelief, rather I was longing for words to describe my strong belief in the Lord our God. While I know that I love him, it seems I can rarely find the words to adequately explain this mysterious, delightful bond.
Archives for July 2017
“I want to die for that man.” I do not think St. Kolbe primarily had Franciszek Gajowniczek in mind when he uttered those unforgotten words.
Pope Francis has laid out his vision of the Church as “a field hospital after battle” that is dedicated to healing wounds. The Pope wants a Church that is welcoming to everyone and that is inclusive. He preaches mercy and openness in charity, with a vision toward salvation in Christ.
One reason Jesus speaks in parables is because, for people of faith, they reveal the mysteries of God, conveying spiritual, supernatural, and moral meaning; for those lacking faith, parables seem to be little more than children’s stories based on experience of the natural world.
The goal is to see with clarity. God’s grace is required for that, but also our own efforts are indispensable. In seeking eyes that see with the light of God, we must live by the light of Christ.