A short while meditating on these few words of wisdom below from a saintly priest, Fulton Sheen, who understood well the immensity of God’s love for fallen man, might open the eyes of cynics and those of weak faith to see the light. Perhaps, at times of difficulties, wavering faith or the temptation to be our own ‘god’, we could all humbly echo the words of the centurion to Jesus: “Lord, I believe; help thou my unbelief” (Mark 9:24).
“If you want to know about God, there is only one way to do it. Get down on your knees! You can make His acquaintance by investigation, but you can win His love only by loving. Most people who deny God do not do so because their reason tells them there is no God, for how could reason witness against reason? Their denial is rather because of wishful thinking. They feel they would be happier if there were no God for then they could do as they please. Think a little less about whether you deserve to be loved by Him. He loves you even though you are not deserving; it is His love alone that will make you deserving. Most of us are unhappy because we never give God a chance to love us – we are in love only with ourselves.” ((From ‘Preface to Religion’ – Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen)