Saturday, January 31, 2009

Theologian Dads


Today is my Dad's birthday -

Thanks God for the day my Dad was born!

During my Dad's birthday call, I asked him a few questions that have been on my mind lately and he gave me some beautiful answers that I thought I would share with you my dear friends, (I figure I should not hog him all to myself).
  • Question - Why is God more present in the Eucharist than in my room? Isn't he infinitely powerful and all present?
Answer - God is more present in the Eucharist in an incarnational, sanctifying way. Jesus Christ is present in the Eucharist - body, blood, soul and divinity. There is more of a fullness to His presence in the Eucharist than in your room for instance. This is how God chooses to express Himself in the world.
  • Question - Then how is He present in my room in a different way?
Answer - He is present in your room because He holds together its very existence. (Isn't that a beautiful answer!)
  • Question - When I feel a push to pray for someone I do not know on the street, sometimes I feel like I am like God's spy, notifying Him of someone He needs to help. But this can't be right because God knows everything - so, how is this possible?
Answer - God uses us as a vehicle for grace. We intercede for someone else and God uses our prayers to help that person.
  • Question - Why does God needs us? He is all powerful, He could help that person without our prayers, right?
Answer - God chooses to depend on us in this case. He chooses to depend on us in other areas as well, for example to procreate.

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Isn't God beautiful? We are so undeserving of His love and yet He loves us and chooses to make us a part of expressing His love in the world.

Aren't I lucky to have a theologian for a dad?

1 comment:

Darcy said...

Theresa,

Those answers are very beautiful! I am glad you posted them! I will be emailing you this week!