A MARCH DEVOTION ON THE EXISTANCE OF ALMIGHTY GOD

 

“No man hath seen, nor can see God” {Saint Paul in his First Letter to Saint Timothy} Nor has anyone been able to understand the ineffable mystery of God. Saint Augustine said: “If you understood Him, it would not be God.” Nonetheless, in every age, believers have struggled to overcome the limitations of language and human understanding to express who God is, what God does, and what God's significance may be. This much we know is true: God is eternal and living, without beginning and without end. God is one; there is no other. God is truth itself; He cannot deceive. By His wisdom, God orders and governs all creation. God is love, and His love endures forever. Through all our failings, through all our sins, through all our infidelities, God loves us still and waits for us to repent and ask for His mercy and forgiveness. God is omnipotent, almighty. He created all things. He rules over all things. He can do all things. Since God is ineffable, His power is also mysterious. And because God is our Father, His power is loving. It was out of love that God created the universe, and made man in His own image. Humankind alone, of all the creatures fashioned by the hand of God, is able to know, love, and serve the Creator. That God is one in three divine Persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit – is the central mystery of the Christian Faith. The Fourth Lateran Council in 1215 summarised the Catholic doctrine of the Holy Trinity as “Three Persons indeed, but One Essence, Substance or Nature entirely simple.” The dogma of the Trinity asserts that the Father begets the Son; the Son is begotten by the Father; and the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son. But these distinctions do not mean that one Person is less than another. The Son is equal to the Father, and the Holy Spirit is equal to the Father and the Son. Each of the three divine Persons is fully and entirely God. The greatest minds of the Church: Saint Augustine, Saint Anselm of Canterbury, Saint Thomas Aquinas, have attempted to explain the mystery of the Trinity. Yet the Triune God remains a mystery of faith in the strictest sense. The fullness of it is known and understood by God alone.

[Traditional Sources]

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“These two names, Being and Love, express ineffably the same divine essence of Him Who has wished to make Himself manifest to us. God alone can give us right and full knowledge of Himself by revealing Himself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, in Whose eternal life we are, by grace, called to share, here on earth in the obscurity of faith, and after death in eternal life [Pope Paul VI: Credo of the People of God]

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Let us pray: : Almighty, Everlasting God, Who hast given unto Thy servants, in the confession of the true Faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of the majesty to worship the Unity: we beseech Thee, that through steadfastness in the same Faith, we may ever be defended from all adversities. Through Our Lord and Redeemer Jesus Christ. Amen.

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And a Passing Thought

“Something”, utterly logically, cannot possibly emerge from nothingness! [Bishop Anthony]

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BLESSED BE THE HOLY AND UNDIVIDED TRINITY: FROM THIS TIME FORTH, FOR EVER!

LET THE EARTH BLESS THE LORD: AND PRAISE HIM AND MAGNIFY HIM FOR EVER!

LORD, STRETCH FORTH THY MIGHTY HAND: AND GUARD AND BLESS THY PEOPLE!

SAINT JOSEPH, PATRON OF THE UNIVERSAL CHURCH: INTERCEDE FOR US!

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Grant, O Lord, that all the thoughts of our minds, all the intentions of our hearts, and all the powers of our souls, may tend purely and entirely to the service and praise of Thy Divine Majesty! Amen.

O, the depths of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God: how unsearchable are His judgements, and His ways past finding out! For who hath known the mind of the Lord? Or who hath been His counsellor? Or who hath first given to Him, and it shall be recompensed unto Him again? For of Him, and through Him, and to Him, are all things: to Whom be glory for ever. Amen. {Romans: XI}

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WE ADORE AND BLESS THEE, LORD JESU CHRIST: IN THY VICTORIOUS RESURRECTION!

MARY, OUR GLORIOUS LADY OF VICTORIES: PRAY FOR US AND KEEP US SAFE ALWAYS! +++
 

 

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