A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Beyond understanding

Despite our best efforts, there are many things we human beings really do not fully understand: from the origins of the Universe to the inexplicable tragedies that affect many among us.

This reality is expressed beautifully in today’s Epistle (Romans 11:33-36):

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God!
How inscrutable are his judgments and how unsearchable his ways!
For who has known the mind of the Lord
or who has been his counselor?
Or who has given the Lord anything
that he may be repaid?
For from him and through him and for him are all things.
To him be glory forever. Amen.

All of this reminds us of the value of faith: a gift that comes from God Himself, as we hear in today’s Gospel:

Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah.
For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you,
but my heavenly Father.

May God grant and increase the gift of faith in us all in the name of Jesus.