Reflection by Fr. Slowiak

A typical argument against revelation of God is to ask, “If what you claim about God is true, then why haven’t I experienced it?” After all, the questioner assumes, “I am an intelligent person, and if there is a God, that God must be accessible to me through our capacity for logical.”

“If there is a God, why hasn’t God credibly presented him or herself to me?” “Why? Because God is God and any being worthy of being called God is able to choose to be God to whomever God chooses.”

A more charitable response is, “If there is a God, why hasn’t God revealed him or herself to my reason in a manner that is believable to me? After all, I can only live in that world for which I have words.”

Christians do not believe that they’ve had prior, inner, individual experience of God. Rather, in the preaching and liturgies of the Church, our lives are encountered, named, shaped, by One for whom we had neither reason nor name until said was graciously told to us . . . Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.