Does that mean that his faith is lacking in some aspects? Is that why he is really quitting? Prayers unanswered.
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Great words. But the Pope lacks sufficient "faith" to walk on water as did Peter (even if it was for only a moment). Miracles continue even today, but only for those who turn to God in spirit -- not just body and mind.
So it was not himself he was referring to (that might have doubts that God is eternally aware) but rather it was a message to all Catholics to keep the faith though times may seem bleak. In that context I see how it makes sense.
Stop being a victim, peeples. That is the problem -- too much "self."
Questioning is good, but never listening to the answers is not very smart.
God wants to save His children and He is not Homo sapiens.
Never a victim lone, and quite frankly no one here knows enough about me to know what I am. Always assuming we (includes you) have the right answers might just be part of the problem. I don't assume I'm right, you however assume your "self" is.
we all wonder that at times, however God is there, he isnt letting us suffer or starve or set off bombs, we are. He gave us tools to fix the world and we destroyed it. I wrote about this in my hub "in the hands of an angry God"
Regardless of your end point view that was my point Rayne. Everyone wonders. It does not mean the Pope lost faith.
He wasn't saying that God was ACTUALLY asleep, he was saying that sometimes, it the midst of terrible trials, it can SEEM to us as if the Lord is asleep and not paying attention. It was a way to say that everyone has doubts sometimes.
God's people differ before and after Jesus' rising in that before they worked for Him and after they worked with Him, when doing His will. We can rest in God and He rests in us when we agree to take His pains. Work, then, is shared never abandoned.
Good points. Jesus had to be awaken in the midst of the storm, because his apostles did not have faith. Jesus lived by faith which in turn gave him the powers to cure and stop the storm. He knew nothing could be harmed with faith.
No they don't. You want them to. But I believe, and I am still the same man I was with one exception: I believe. If I've one remaining sin, I am still a sinner. I will always have it, so I judge none, love all, and remain the same. Shared? sure!