Do you believe in the power of god?

Do you believe in the power of god?

“Catholic Church is an institution I am bound to hold divine – but for unbelievers a proof of its divinity might be found in the fact that no merely human institution conducted with such knavish imbecility would have lasted a fortnight” – Hilaire Belloc

I think one of the most misunderstood concepts in belief in God is believing God punishes us. Jesus teaches us that we should all God abba – the loving name a child says when calling to their dad. A name like papa, daddy, etc.

If there is anything that the recent turmoil in the world – from the war in Ukraine, to effects of climate change, to the breakdown of civil life and civil discourse, riots and protests, high inflation, and all the other ills you see in the evening news – is that we don’t need help screwing things up. We do a marvelous job of that on our own.

Just like Israel that abandoned God for Baal and broke his promises again and again, instead of inflicting punishment God simply respects our free will and just lets us have our own way. Like a father calling from the house to kids in the yard. We have stopped listening and have our own way.

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