Sunday, October 15, 2006


Holy Spirit -( Stained Glass)

Posted on the 1st Day of the 28th Week of Ordinary Time - 2006 AD - (Year B)

Faith is the mechanism by which we are saved. Because we are creatures, created, we cannot know anything in fullness in this created world. Like the table cannot really know the carpenter. Yet we are impregnated with the Word. Through revelation and Scripture we are given the path to follow. It is the only path, none other is marked out for us. And everywhere we look in Scripture it points to the same place. There is never any contradiction, any confusion, the signposts are there and we have to follow, or be left behind. Faith is what God has given us to bind us to the path. Faith is not equivalent to belief. It is the divine binding to the path of freedom. It is given to us by Scripture and revelation. It is a free gift like God's Grace, and like His Grace it must be freely accepted. In darkness and confusion and with no other light to guide us, Faith will save. In the last moments when all certainty falls away, when our very physical life is taken, it will be absolutely all that remains: "Eloi, Eloi, lamma sabachthani?" In that final moment there is only Faith and it is the very mechanism which saves us, allowing us to make that leap across the void. The Word of God triggers and sustains that faith in us. We are receptacles of the Word. It is as if our physical bodies and minds were designed specifically and primarily to recieve it, all other activities being secondary. Ears which hear, eyes which see, intellect which can comprehend, language to transmit it. It is our function and purpose to recieve and act upon the Word of God. It is the seed in the mind and the invisible saving cloak of the body. The path to freedom.

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