Wouldn’t you like to know God better? If the answer is yes, then your faith is calling for a deeper understanding of God’s revelation (the totality of His divine plan and the mysteries of faith). This can be accomplished through reading of Scripture, regular attendance at a Bible Study Group meeting, going to Church regularly, speaking to a learned religious person.
The more that you get to know someone that you love, the greater that love is for that person. The same is true for our relationship with God. The more that we seek to understand Him, the more we will learn about Him and love Him. He will, in turn, grace us with increased faith, and the cycle will continue, because we will always want to learn more about God. As humans, through the eyes of faith, we seek to understand God’s Truth, where faith and reason work in tandem to reveal Truth, which cannot contradict itself. “Faith develops love of truth with the aid of the gifts of knowledge and understanding.” 1
Through the discernment process we come to better understand the truths of our faith. We become more grounded in understanding why the Ten Commandments and the Beatitudes are good for us. We come to better appreciate our faith and the other virtues graced to us by God. With an understanding of faith, our eyes are opened to the wonders of God, and the fire is lit within us to want to learn more.
What suggestions do you have for seeking a better understanding of faith? Join in on the conversation in the comments section.
How does faith help us to understand moral teaching? We will discuss that topic in our next reflection on the virtue of faith. Don’t miss it!
1 Pinkaers, Servais. Morality, the Catholic View. South Bend: St. Augustine’s Press, 1991. Print.