Tuesday, July 16, 2013

In the beginning...


"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form..."
 -- Genesis 1:1-2

In the beginning a human being starts off life at conception. The mother's egg and the father's sperm come together following an act of love and God infuses that child of theirs with a soul in a new act of creation. The child is physically without human form. It is a single cell -- a round globe.

St. Augustine was the inspiration for this post. In his "Confessions" he speaks of the original act of God's creation and says:
Have You not taught me, O Lord, that before You formed and separate this formless matter, there was nothing, neither colour, nor figure, nor body, nor spirit? Yet not altogether nothing; there was a certain formlessness without any shape.
In the creation of a new human life there seems to be a slight echo of the original creation. We begin life "without form". And from that formlessness God creates -- through the miracle of life -- a new human being.

What other proof of God's existence do we need?

Did man create himself? Did man create the heavens and the earth out of nothingness?

No matter how much we learn about God's creation, there is still an infinite mystery which remains unexplained.

And in the face of the impenetrable mystery of God, the fool says "there is no God".

Strange that these scientists -- these "seekers of the truth" -- begin their search by denying Truth.

And when Truth is denied, people die. In this case it is the innocent unborn that are slaughtered by the millions.

 -- Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

 -- Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us. Now and at the hour of our death.

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