Saturday of Week 28 – Rom 4:13,16-18; Psalm 104; Luke 12:8-12
I think about a time of tranquillity. The heating is on, so it’s warm and comfortable. Through the window I see the wind bringing down autumn leaves. What else do I need to do? Nothing without which the world the world will go. I could get used to that world. Cosy and comfortable.
But there’s the confrontation between faith and disbelief causes fear but not because of the lack of arguments. We may be afraid of a lack of belief with the Church. As if these problems were not a part of the repertoire of God’s revelation. Recall that He said “I will build my church, and the powers of death shall not prevail against it.” Conflict and disagreement do not undermine the authority of the believer. It undermines the culture infidelity. God is not afraid of being demoted in preference for worldliness. What’s more, He may want infidelity, in order to reveal His power in the weakness of believers. Although, if he wanted, he could call upon twelve hosts of angels for help.
The confrontation between faith and disbelief has nothing to do with either the media bias or discussions, that are popular in some circles. Both require the preparation of arguments, convincing the audience, and creating a scenario. In the case of being dragged before authorities, courts and hierarchy, this scenario will be written by God and revealed to us by the Holy Spirit at the most appropriate moment. “When the times comes…”
The problem is not the confrontation itself. The problem arises when there is a deficiency of the faith of Abraham, and a person stops hearing what the Spirit is saying to the Church.
Everyone who says a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.