Into the old man's mind had come the notion that now he could bring from God a word or a sign out of the sky, that the pres- ence of the boy and man on their knees in some lonely spot in the forest would make the miracle he had been waiting for almost inevitable.
The beginning of the most materialistic age in the history of the world, when wars would be fought without patrio- tism, when men would forget God and only pay attention to moral standards, when the will to power would replace the will to serve and beauty would be well-nigh forgotten in the terrible headlong rush of mankind toward the acquiring of possessions, was telling its story to Jesse the man of God as it was to the men about him.
If our lives satisfy a certain standard, then we receive from God a
reward of eternal heavenly bliss.
28), and, even though they knew God, of not honoring God as
God or giving thanks to God (v.
The special blessing, as well as the other programs and services the Catholic center offers, are designed to help students as they develop a mature faith life, and learn to ``see God not so much as a Santa Claus who gives out A's for the asking, but to see God as
the great mystery who gives meaning to human life,'' Sadowski said.