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.


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:

  1. Theresa,

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