Faith is not knowledge!

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Faith is not the human act of merely consenting to theological knowldge but it is the divine act of submitting both our Intellect and Will to God's revelation. If the Intellect alone is employed, knowledge remains simply as true and good life-giving information. It does not transform our life nor does it give life. Faith without action is dead. Jam 2:26 Will is the faculty of the soul which seeks to love that which is known. And 'loving' is not simply liking the information but the act of becoming what we have come to know. In other words loving is to freely act upon the information in such a way that knowledge becomes a living experience. If I come to know that in order to sustain my life I must drink water and if I do not act on this information and drink water, this knowledge does not do me any good.  In order for my faith to be active and alive, my Will has to be in harmony with the Intellect. It also means both my Intellect and Will should be surrendered to God. The di

Temporal advantages

The Church is daily filled, says St. Augustine, with those who come to petition for temporal advantages, that they may escape this calamity, obtain that advantage in their temporal concerns: but there is scarce one to be found who seeks for Christ, and pays him his adoration, through the pure love he bears him. (Maldonatus)

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  1. True , very true in fact, I used to think of this temporal advantages, Is that we are asking something which Our Lord doesn't know? Or are we suggesting Him what is good for our life? . Through Isaiah Our Lord says "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts , Then how foolish it is to suggest God on what is good for us?.. O! how meaningless our prayers will be if that only meant to take an advantage of Him. Saint Therese of Lisieux gives a beautiful definition on prayer , she says " "For me prayer is a surge of the heart, it is a simple look towards Heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy..

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