Tuesday 13th October – Tuesday of week 28 of the year
Reflection: Romans 1: 16-25
SEEING GOD IN CREATION
The perception that science is absolutely contrary to faith in God has spread over the years and anyone who picks interest in digging deep into science is perceived as a potential ‘lost soul’ by even ‘Christians’. If God created all things and He is the source of all wisdom; how can science; which he created and established be separated from its creator?
In St Paul’s letter to the Romans; He made it clear that the invisible hands of God is revealed in creation to be perceived by human minds, yet many blessed with the wisdom to dig up these secrets have used blind logic to dishonor God. They hide the truth in their impiety and pride. The order and beauty and rhythm man discovers as he studies creation more intently clearly reveals the presence of a supernatural being that holds all things in place and indeed, man is without excuse.
We might never be able to provide all the answers to the seemingly “logical arguments” against the existence of God. Yet how can science explain completely the bond between mother and child? What in art can express completely the beauty of a star-studded sky? What logic can explain love; even as we know it? Beloved, let the beauty we see in creation and in the events around us remind us of and draw us closer to our heavenly Father who alone has all the answers we seek.
PRAYER: God of all creation, teach me the wisdom that is in obedience to your word. Amen.
KNOW YOUR FAITH: YOUCAT 23 – Is there a contradiction between faith and science?
There is not one truth of faith that is in competition with another truth of science. There is only one truth, to which both faith and scientific reason refer. God intended reason, with which we can recognize the rational structures of the world, just as he intended faith. That is why the Christian faith demands and promotes the (natural) sciences. Faith exists so that we might know things that are not apparent to reason yet are real above and beyond reason. Faith reminds science that it is supposed to serve creation and not set itself up in place of God. Science must respect human dignity instead of violating it.
HIDE A TREASURE: “The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork” Psalm 19:1 RSV-CE
Today’s readings: Romans 1: 16-25; Psalm 19: 2-3. 4-5; Luke 11: 37-41