The Mysteries of our Faith

Living a life of faith does not mean we understand everything, because human reason is limited and God's wisdom is infinite. St Josemaria talked about this in Santiago, Chile, July 7, 1974.

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Living a life of faith does not mean we understand everything, because human reason is limited and God's wisdom is infinite. St Josemaria talked about this in Santiago, Chile, July 7, 1974.

- Father, you've made us realize that we need to get to know and adore the mystery of the Trinity. But, Father, it's so difficult. Can you help us, not to understand it completely, but to think about it a bit better?

- Ask our Lord, very submissively, to give you love for the Blessed Trinity, knowing that it's a mystery, and that it's right that there should be mysteries in religion. There are mysteries in the things we can see and touch. I always say the same thing more or less: I'm not yet old, and in scientific matters I've been taught heaps of contradictory theories to explain the things I see and touch.

If I could understand God, I would be puffed up with pride.

If I could understand God I would be puffed up with pride. I just say: glory be to the Father, glory be to the Son, glory be to the Holy Spirit. I know that God is very happy for me to glorify him, to believe in him. And when I catch a glimpse of light, I get very happy, and when I can't understand anything, I get even happier, and say: Lord, that's fine, because my brain is limited. I'm happy about your greatness, your power, your beauty. Glory be to the Father, glory be to the Son, glory be to the Holy Spirit! Glorify him in all tranquility, and be happy with that. And make acts of faith. OK? Because you and I didn't make the Faith, nor did this person, or that one, or that other. Faith consists of a deposit of doctrine that God has chosen to reveal to us, first through the Prophets, and then through his Son Jesus Christ, who became incarnate in the most pure womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

We have to accept it, because God has every right to lay down that faith for us. Right?