Friday, September 4, 2009
If you want to know about God, there is only one way to do it:
Get down on your knees.
You can make His acquaintance by investigation, but you can win His love only by loving.
Arguments will tell you God exists, for God’s existence can be confirmed by reason; but only by surrender will you come to know Him intimately.
That is one of the reasons why so many professors in secular institutions have no religion.
They know about God, but they do not know God.
And because they do not love what they already know, because they do not act on their belief, even the little they have is taken away.
They rattle the milk cans of theology but they never drink the milk.
Atheism is born from the womb of a bad conscience.
Disbelief comes from sin, not from reason.
This is not a broadcast about God, it is a plea to love God.
Worship Him because He is your perfection, more than knowledge is the perfection of the mind.
Love Him because you cannot be happy without love.
Love Him quite apart from all you are, for you have the right to love Him in your heart, even though you do not always succeed in loving Him in your acts.
Think a little less about whether you deserve to be loved by Him;
He loves you even though you are not deserving – it is His love alone that will make you deserving.
From Into the Deep.
Fr Fulton J. Sheen, 1944