Words can clarify, prove, confuse, destroy, be helpful, wound etc. etc.. In our search for God,,and our understanding of faith, words can be all these and more. I received this dialogue from a parishioner the other day, and I think it explains what I mean. Ultimately, as human beings we are finite, and when it come to God, we need to walk humbly and in awe. Enjoy!
‘Let me explain the problem science has with religion.’ The atheist professor of philosophy pauses before his class and then asks one of his new students to stand.
‘You’re a Christian, aren’t you, son?’
‘Yes sir,’ the student says.
‘So you believe in God?’
‘Is God good?’
‘Sure! God’s good.’
‘Is God all-powerful? Can God do anything?’
‘Are you good or evil?’
‘The Bible says I’m evil.’
The professor grins…
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