I am here this morning looking for conversation.
I read an article, well, I read two articles this morning at The Epoch Times online. The one that brought me here is
The Miracles of Faith: ‘The Martyrdom of Saint Christina’
and so I was wondering if you would read it and comment your thoughts about it.
It is written by Eric Bess and it begins like this:
“I’m sometimes left wondering about this thing we call faith, a thing the philosopher Soren Kierkegaard celebrated as a paradox in which we, as individuals, have an absolute relationship with the Absolute, that is, God.
There is power in faith, in the doubtless belief in something without the need for physical evidence. Those who do have faith might cite spiritual evidence: a power within themselves that confirms the legitimacy of their belief, and sometimes this power cannot only save us from our own limitations but also produce miracles.
Many of the spiritual exemplars we’ve come to know and love don’t possess this type of doubtless faith. Actually, many doubt and question their faith but do so in a way that allows their faith to eventually grow and strengthen, and doubt becomes part of their paths.
One of those few who seem to have doubtless faith, however, was St. Christina.
Christina lived in the third century. Her father, Urbain, a magistrate, worshiped idols that represented the tenets of a hedonistic spirituality. Urbain wanted his daughter to become a priestess of this hedonism, so he locked her in a room and ordered her to worship the idols.”
There is more but rather than copy and paste it all, please use this LINK to continue reading and if you will come back here and talk to me.
(when you click the link above to read a new window will open, and this page will remain open as well, so it’s easy to come back to comment.)