Faith. The lepers’ faith made them well, faith guides us, faith is what our religion is all about, is it not? After all one definition of faith is “strong belief in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual conviction rather than proof.”
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen often gave a lecture entitled, “On the Nature of the Universe.” One night after he had delivered it in a small town, an elderly woman confronted him, saying, “That was a brilliant lecture, Bishop, but you are all wrong. The universe is not as you described it. Earth, for example, is not a little ball moving around the sun. our world is just a crust of earth on the back of a huge turtle.”
Very gently the Archbishop replied, “That is an interesting theory, Madam, but tell me: what is the turtle standing on?” the woman replied, “I see that you are a very intelligent man, Bishop, and that is an intelligent question, but I’ve got the answer. The turtle is standing on the back of a much larger turtle.” Archbishop Sheen patiently asked, “And what is the second turtle standing on?” To which the woman replied, “It’s no use, Bishop, it’s turtles all the way down!”
What do you base your faith on?
Turtles? Or God?
And what does your faith look like in action?
Love in my Master’s Name;
Fr Des Smit