Always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you the reason for the hope that is in you, but do so with gentleness and reverence.”
cf. 1 Peter 3:15-16
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QUESTION OR COMMON OBJECTION:
How can I believe in a God I cannot see?
God is pure spirit, which by definition can’t be seen. There are many things we can’t see that we know exist. Love, for example, can’t be seen, but we know it exists because of the evidence for it. The same is true of God.
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”
We see the evidence of God in the beauty and order of creation. We see it in miracles. Most importantly, we see it in the transformed lives of Christians.
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There’s a lot of philosophy and argument that go into any proof for God, but if you only have five minutes, here’s Karlo Broussard’s quick summary of one of Thomas Aquinas’ Five Ways on Catholic Answers Live.
Jimmy Akin gives his favorite arguments for the existence of God to a caller on Catholic Answers Live.
the thomistic institute | Fr. James Brent, O.P.
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Let us pray.
Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.
It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you.”
Saint John Paul II, pope
Jesus, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life (cf. John 6:68).
Be not afraid! And may the peace of Christ be with you and your loved ones today and always. Holy Family, pray for us. Amen.