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Seeing is not Believing

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Today’s first Mass reading was Romans 8:18-25. Romans 8 is one of my favorite chapters in the Bible. It says so much! But what struck me today was verse 24. It says “For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees.” In other words, we’re saved by faith. But if we only believe in what we can see, that’s not faith.

Some people say that if we could just prove the existence of God or the truth of Christianity, then they’d believe it. But that’s not faith. It doesn’t take faith to believe what you can see or prove. Some people say that if God would just give them a sign, then they’d believe. But for those who believe, no sign is required. And for those who don’t believe, no sign is sufficient.

The fact is, there is substantial evidence that God exists. There is substantial evidence that Christianity is true. God has already given us many signs. But it still takes some degree of faith to believe. God operates on a faith system. He is glorified by our faith. Our faith is counted as righteousness. We are saved by faith in Jesus Christ. That’s not too much to ask is it?