Perhaps you have found out about coincidences that produce you wonder in awe? Perhaps you have found out about the healing power of prayer that provides each one of us second chances to call home? Some say you can find no coincidences, but grace. And as St. Therese declares, “… the miracles of God here and now.”
Most of us have our own testimonies of God’s saving power, yet sometimes we just take them all for granted. We think all the answer to our questions is science, more knowledge, more power, or more money. We need to know God is the key. We need to know when we let God take part within our journey, everything will continue to work out together permanently for people who love and obey Him.
For instance, when we are sick, we pray to God and request the intercession of Saints. Then, after some days, we get well. Yes, we have the medicines, but imagine if God will take living? Aren’t these situations evident of miracles?
Once my youngest brother suffered a major heart attack and most of us got troubled because doctors said he might have died showing people the records (Paranaque Medical Center). One other patient in the next bed, younger than him died, but my buddy lived. After a couple of weeks, my buddy got discharged without any defect of speech nor movement. Only he was advised to get back to the cardiologist for followup check up, stress tests and maintenance medicines. In this situation, we prayed to the Saints. We asked the intercession of Saint Hannibal, Saint Therese and Mama Mary. When he left your house during that scenario I let him wear a scapular. We prayed should he live or not, it is God’s will. And he lived. Here’s life’s second chances.
And there’s more, of course, when everything else fails and there is no-one to perform to, we call the Saints to steer us. Call Saint Anthony, Saint Joseph, St Michael and the holy angels to protect our needs. They come in silence in most our fear, insufficiency and need. God sends them a course in miracles. No explanation validates these miracles, nevertheless the wonder of it bears fruits of faith, love and joy. Others would start to see the light, too and find God in themselves.
Also, take Bertrand Russell’s principle of utility, “There’s hardly someone who does not ask himself, when he’s up against a scenario which requires decision, if the span of action he’s thinking about embarking upon will soon be helpful to him or not. What’s the great of it, what is the purpose of it, what is the gain as a result?”
Russel says that not many men are rational, but Bentham, Mill and other American pragmatists extol the fact that enlightened with a vision, what implies the great of implies the great of each.
Miracles accommodate the interests of every living creature. Interests because we are carnal, but hope because we are of the Divine. Miracles have no errors. I call it God’s will and God’s grace and mercy. I call it God’s love that no man can ever explain, nevertheless the Holy Spirit.