Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Seeing God and the world with faith: Daily Mass Homily--Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

            Gideon expresses to God what many of us think today: “…if the LORD is with us, why has all this happened to us?”  Gideon wanted to know where God was in the midst of the Israelites’ subjection to the Midianites. 
Today we only need to read a newspaper or watch the news to wonder where God is in our society.  In fact, one of the greatest challenges that nonbelievers raise to believers is: “If there is a good God, why does so much evil happen?”
We approach evil much differently.  With the eyes of faith we can observe the presence of God all around us.  He is with us in the Eucharist, Scriptures, poor, nature and wherever two or three are gathered in His name.
When we see darkness around us we look with the eyes of faith to see God at work and trust that He can accomplish what for us is impossible. 

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