The Catholic Parish of
Saint John Henry Newman

 Covering most of East Leeds

Faith and Truth

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There is a very thin dividing line between whether something actually happened and whether it is true. For instance, we cannot identify to the nearest minute, the time Jesus was born in Bethlehem, yet we know he was born. From a historical distance, it cannot be proved that Jesus actually spoke each word recorded and attributed to him, but we know his teaching to be true.

We cannot make factual calculations on falling in love, yet we know that all the time, all over the world people are falling in love. The greatest truths cannot be distilled on paper, as the greatest truths come from the heart and cannot always be taught, they have to be experienced and felt. This is the bedrock of our Christian Faith.

Whenever we fly, we have to show our faith, by relying on the skills of the pilot and the reliability of the aircraft and its maintenance. Whenever we have a general election we are asked to show our faith in the politicians who run our country, by electing them back into office. The question we should ask ourselves is, do they always show faith in us, by telling the whole truth about what they are up to?

"Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see."


Published Fri 4th Jan 2019 22:52:27
Last Modified on Fri 4th Jan 2019 23:08:31

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