Day 6: Knowing God With Certainty (44-49)

Prayer by Fr. Mike: “Father in Heaven, we give you praise. We ask you to please open our minds, open our hearts to receive your truth. Open our hearts to not only hear what is true about you, but to really allow the truth to change us. Because, Lord God, you are true. You are THE truth. And when we apprehend you, when we grasp you, when you grasp us, you set us free. Because you are the God who gives life and you give liberty. But you give life and liberty through this paradoxical step of self-surrender. And we surrender ourselves to you. That’s when we experience true freedom. That’s when we experience true joy. That’s when we experience what it is to live. So Lord, please help us to live today. In your name, we pray. Amen” 

Scripture References & Reflections

- compiled by Andrew Adamany

Bible Translation - RSVCE

CCC 45 "Man is made to live in communion with God in whom he finds happiness: "When I am completely united to you, there will be no more sorrow or trials; entirely full of you, my life will be complete:" (St. Augustine, Conf. 10, 28, 39: PL 32, 795}."

Ecclesiastes 5:10

"He who loves money will not be satisfied with money; nor he who loves wealth, with gain: this also is vanity."

1 John 3:2–3 

"Beloved, we are God’s children now; it does not yet appear what we shall be, but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. And every one who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure."

Revelation 21:3–4 

"and I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling of God is with men. He will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself will be with them; he will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain any more, for the former things have passed away.”