Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
“For Forty Years I have been working wonders for you... and you still don’t have faith in me...?” says the Lord to the Israelites - and us today. In those forty years the Lord was referring to in scripture, Pharoah of Egypt had agreed to let all the Hebrews slaves go; had parted the Red Sea and closed it again on the Egyptian army in pursuit; provided water from a rock in the desert; provided manna and birds for food in the desert and etcetera. These were not small miracles, they were life-giving wonders! Similarly, each man, woman and child living today has experience life-sustaining, and life-changing blessings. What life-giving wonders have I, am I, experiencing in my life? After all the graces I have received, will I harden my heart and still insist that there may be no God after all? Will I harden my heart and continue to begrudge the time needed to cultivate my relationship to God? Holy Spirit of God, open my heart to your works and words.
O that today you would listen to his voice! Do not harden your hearts! (Psalm 95:7-8)
Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.
St. Augustine of Hippo
Check out this 3-minute allegory of Plato, “The Cave” , to explore the relationship of humankind with faith. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69F7GhASOdM&t=9s&ab_channel=bullheadent
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Soli ad gloriam Dei
Beverly Illauq lives in Kemptville, Ontario, where she greets each morning by seeking the Gospel Mystery of the Day - the Word of the Lord for direct and practical application to the specific challenges & joys of the day.