Wednesday, August 08, 2007

And to some who trusted in themselves as just, and despised others, he spoke also this parable (Luke 18:9)

Many scientists and intelligentsia can fit into similar category. With the air of superiority they despise all that is Religion or religious and they see pious Catholics practising their Religion as uneducated brood of simpletons. The most offending and stumbling blocks to those 'wise men' are miracles. This is nothing new in their attitude. When St. Paul was preaching the Miracle of Ressurection in Athen's Academy, then: "some indeed mocked, but others said: we will hear thee again concerning this matter " (Acts 17:32). There is no doubt God worked miracles. And He did so to prove beyond any doubt His Almighty power and mercy: "In this thou shalt know I am the Lord "(Exodus 7:17). the other reason was to confirm teaching of His Apostles. Miracles are also to prove particular person holiness. They are extraordinary, supernatural acts above, contrary to, or outside nature. Therefore, only Creator of nature can work these acts: "God of Israel, who alone doth wonderful things." (Psalm 71:18). Our Lord worked many miracles, witnessed by thousands of people of different age, gender and state of life. He worked the miracles in front of His worst enemies, who were crying in hatred and frustration: "What do we, for this man doth many miracles?" (John 11:47). He made clear the purpose of working miracles: " If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. But if I do, believe the works: that you may know and believe that the Father is in me, and I in the Father". (John 10: 37,38). If someone cannot believe in Our Lord's miracles, the person is in grave spiritual condition. People have problem believing in Christ's miracles, because otherwise they had to believe in Christ and His Church, and they had to do what Christ commanded: to be humble, honest, pious and chaste! Our Lord again warns those unbelivers: " If I had nnot done among them the works that no other man hath done, they would not have sin; but now they have both seen and hated me and my Father." (John 15:24)

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