Saturday, March 01, 2014

Faith overcomes the world

1 John 5:4 "For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith." (ESV)
"For whoever is begotten by God conquers the world. And the victory that conquers the world is our faith." (NABRE)

"Faith transforms the earth into paradise. By it our hearts are raised with the joy of our nearness to heaven. Every moment reveals God to us. Faith is our light in this world. By it we know the truth without seeing it, we are put in touch with what we cannot feel, recognize what we cannot see, and view the world stripped of all its superficialities.

Faith unlocks God's treasury. It is the key to all the vastness of His wisdom. The hollowness of all created things is disclosed by faith, and it is by faith that God makes His presence plain everywhere. Faith tears aside the veil so that we can see the everlasting truth." (John-Pierre de Caussade, SJ)

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