Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Whatever happens has a cause...

Quidquid fit, causam habet
(Whatever happens has a cause)

When something takes place, there is something or someone behind it. 

The person of strong faith is able to see that God is behind whatever happens.  Nothing occurs except for a reason.

If we believe that God is behind the events of our day we will not take lightly what seem to be unbeliever accidents.  Everything has a purpose.  Reflection with the eyes of faith searches for the meaning, confident that it can be found.

If God is the cause of every event in our lives, then nothing that happens to us is without meaning.  There are no distractions, no intrusions in my day.  Rather there are visitations and moments of encounter to be experienced.

If we believe, we will never be tempted to use the excuse of those who say, "Lord, when did we see thee...?" (Matt 25:44).

Latin Sayings for Spiritual Growth
by Archabbot Lambert Reilly, OSB

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