Thought for the Day – 12 December – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971)
The Word of God
“The supernatural power of the Word of God derives from God Himself, not from the particular person who utters it.
Remember what Jesus Christ said to His Apostles when He told them to convert the world to faith and holiness.
“Go into the whole world and preach the Gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptised, shall be saved but he who does not believe, shall be condemned” (Mk 16:15-16).
The Salvation of the world must come from the preaching of the Apostles and their successors but, only because their preaching contains the Word of God.
There have been many philosophers throughout the centuries who taught their own particular doctrines with great eloquence and persuasiveness.
Their teaching did little to make men better, however.
Perhaps men did not listen to them, or perhaps they heeded them for a while and soon forgot them.
That is always the fate of human achievement.
After the initial noise and flourish, comes silence and oblivion!
But the Word of God remains forever.
“The word of the Lord endures forever” (1 Peter 1:25).
The Light of the Gospel never fades because it is a Light which comes from God.
The goodness which emanates from its inspired pages, will move and transform human hearts until the end of time.”