Often I get asked a few questions:
How do you know there’s a God?
How do you know that Christianity is the right religion?
Faith, of course. But never without reason.
As children, when we see something, we intuitively always inquire about its origins and inner workings.
Where did this table come from? Who made it?
Where did the book come from? How is it made?
How come the telly can switch on with a flick of the button?
It seems reasonable that a child asks such questions. It is after all in our nature to be drawn towards the truth.
Imagine a parent now tells the child that the answer to the above questions is: “Chance”.
Stupid parent at best, lazy parent at worst.
Somehow… when it comes to the biggest questions of the world: “How did the world come to be?”… We seem to be content with the answer “it just happened by CHANCE.”
Quoting Pope St. John Paul II (General Audience of Wed, 10 July 1985) because he has expressed it so concisely:
“To speak of chance for a universe which presents such a complex organization in its elements, and such a marvelous finality in its life would be equivalent to giving up the search for an explanation of the world as it appears to us. In fact, this would be equivalent to admitting effects without a cause. It would be an abdication of human intelligence which would thus refuse to think, to seek a solution for its problems.”
Prayers today for people who find it hard to even conceive of a day where they might believe that there is a creator of this world.
Fides Quaerens Intellectum, faith seeking understanding.
May God grant you the grace to believe so that you may understand.
Originally posted at Catholic Rambles.