No Explanation

Are you amazed at constantly evolving technology ?

Since much work can done from home now, our government has started an advertising campaign hoping to attract more permanent residents to our part of the world.

The air is pure here, people are super friendly, and compared to large cities, housing costs are relatively low.

Admirably, our government also enacted extreme measures to protect us from Covid. We decided to protect each other by following guidelines carefully, and through God’s mercy, few of our residents have been sick with the virus.

It is a mystery to me how I can tap on my little iPad with my right index finger, and my words can reach the rest of the world ! Reading other bloggers’ posts is a highlight of my day.

I don’t know how the internet works, and many forms of technology are way too complex for me to understand.

Similarly, we cannot understand all of God’s mysteries, because He chooses not to reveal many things to us. And so, we accept many things on faith alone. Our faith is God’s gift to us.

In his 1941 novel ‘The Song of Bernadette’, Franz Werfel wrote some words that I often ponder. He wrote:

‘ For those who believe, no explanation is necessary. For those who don’t believe, no explanation is possible’.

Photo courtesy of CBC NL

33 thoughts on “No Explanation

    1. Hi ! Yes, it is a great quote for sure.
      It explains many things.
      However, as you have said, our Lord expects us to evangelize so that those who don’t yet have faith may also have an opportunity to receive it. πŸ€—

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  1. I concur with James and Cindy, an excellent quote worthy of meditation. I am often amazed when I look at 21st Century communications and the possibilities within it, it wasn’t that long ago we sat at computers with black screens and green text.

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  2. Great quote, and your points are so true! I have on more than one occasion pointed out to my favorite skeptic, who won’t surrender God until he sees definitive proof, that he uses his cell phone all the time without knowing exactly how it works.

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    1. Great point, Annie ! I also don’t understand how radios work, or televisions…etc.
      But, faith comes from hearing, so let us continue to share the Good News of the Gospel with others. πŸ€—βš˜

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  3. What a marvel the advancements of the world can be! I can get aggravated by pieces of it, but thank you for reminding of the benefits. I do feel blessed to reach out and finding others reaching back. And what a wonderful quote! Definitely one to think on and remember!

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    1. Yes, for sure, technology has made our lives easier in so many ways. It is really great to reach out to others, and to be blessed by the words that we read from fellow bloggers. Thanks. πŸ€—βš˜

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  4. Good afternoon, Sally. Thank you for this post to draw us deeper into His mysteries both here on earth and above. Thank you fur telling me about perhaps opportunities to live there! We truly never know where God will call us. May He bless your weekend with peace.

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  5. Yes at times you find out that explanation of certain doctrine is not necessary for the uninformed. β€œFor the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing , but to us who are being saved it is the power of God”. (1Corinthians 1:18).

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  6. Thank you, Sally, this was blissfully sweet. Technology can be a wonderous tool as long as we have the wisdom to wield it. Let’s be grateful that Nature constantly points the way, or in the words of our beloved teacher, β€œThe light of reason is placed by nature in every man to guide him in his acts.” – Aquinas

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  7. Well said, Sally. I’m familiar with the quote you shared. Every time I read it I think about the mystery of faith. Some run to God, but others run away. Why?

    I don’t know the complete answer to that, but I am certain that believing faith begins and ends with God.

    πŸ™β€οΈ

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    1. So true, David, thanks. It appears, to my human reasoning, that things would be so much easier if God gave everyone the gift of faith, but He chooses not to.

      However, He chooses to involve us in His plan of salvation, for as we tell others of the great news of salvation through Christ, they may also come to believe. βš˜πŸ€—

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    1. Yes, for sure. The technology has made life easier in so many ways, and will continue to do so. When used wisely, modern technology is wonderful. βš˜πŸ€—

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  8. Good Morning Sally, yes I am amazed at the ever changing technology.
    It is just perfect that at this time COVID19 came when technology is evolved and we can still communicate. God is so amazing that He already foresee this disaster and all we have to to do is believe and walk in faith. Really love your quote, writing it down to remind me πŸ™‚
    Have a lovely day.

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  9. I love the description of your world and environment. The word picture you print of your community is tranquil and lovely and with real Christian values. Be careful how many you tell, the traffic jam will take years to clear! And, sadly, attracting too many will destroy the very thing that attracts! I’ll have to content myself with imagining and visioning your words. That doesn’t require much technology as long as your right finger keeps hitting the keys and you press send. Blessings. Geoffrey.

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    1. This is very kind of you, Geoffrey, thank-you so much.
      Indeed, we do attract many tourists ( before the pandemic) , and people from far away ( including us), have moved here for the reasons that you describe. πŸ€—βš˜πŸŒ·

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