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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Writer's Wednesday -- Benedict J. Groeschel, CFR

When we say we believe in God, we plunge ourselves into the most profound mystery. A mystery is something we know exists, but we are not able to comprehend what it means completely. God is the greatest of all mysteries because of His nature, His existence from all eternity, His infinite power, and His ability to be aware of all things great and small. Of all the people in the ancient world, the Jews had the most profound knowledge of God because He revealed Himself to Abraham and to others in the Old Testament. Jesus, however, revealed things about God that the Jewish scriptures could not reveal. Jesus revealed God as our loving Father, the one who welcomes back the Prodigal Son, the one who sends His beloved Son into the world to save our souls. When we believe, we cast ourselves into the mystery of God, but at the same time into the mystery of God's love. To accept the mystery of God is to pass beyond the commonplace, the limited, the narrow-minded. But we must live up to our belief by not putting anything in the world before God. Then we can love others and enjoy in moderation all the good things He has given us because we have put our faith in God first. Putting things in proper order is what gives people peace.

-----Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR, Praying With the Creed: Meditations from the Oratory.

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