Tuesday 7 June 2016

Friday of Week 32 Year 1

It may seem surprising to us, but there are people in this world who do not believe in God. Such persons do not believe in God for a number of reasons. Some of such people think that science has the answer to why things happen. Some think that since you cannot see, touch, or feel God, then they deduce that God does not exist. But if we consider a moment: there are many things in this world which we cannot see, touch or feel. For example, we cannot see, touch or feel germs, but they are there and we may experience the consequences of germs if we are infected by them through some means. Also, we cannot see air, and yet we are surrounded by air.

This is why today's reading tells us: "Naturally stupid are all men who have not known God and who, from the good things that are seen, have not been able to discover Him-who-is, or, by studying the works, have failed to recognise the Artificer... if they are capable of acquiring enough knowledge to be able to investigate the world, how have they been so slow to find its Master?" While science may be able to explain some things, there are also many things that science cannot explain. When science cannot explain certain things, does it mean that such things are fiction or not true? Of course not. It basically means that science is limited, whereas God is unlimited. May we not be so naive as to think that we can do without God, and learn to depend on Him for wisdom and understanding.

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