Monday, May 18, 2009

Thoughts on Catechism Chapter 1: Developing Faith in God

I went to lunch with an old friend the other day. We hadn’t seen each other in a while, so it was important to get together. As mom’s, we’re both pretty busy, and sometimes the demands of family life keep us apart. Still I know she’ll always be there for me, and she can count on me returning the favor.

Our relationship with God can be like this, in a way. We touch base with a prayer every now and again, making a point to share a meal at Mass. Lots of little things throughout our days trigger thoughts of Him, inviting us to keep in touch and have faith in His goodness.

We get to know God through the world, universe, and other people. We are invited to be His friends every time we recognize Him in the beauty of creation, listen to Him in the sounds of life, or meet Him in people dedicated to upholding His moral goodness.

God reveals Himself to us in so many ways. As we come to terms with the proof of His existence, it is impossible not to acknowledge that faith in Him is more than reasonable.

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