28 Aug

“Does a child trust his parents because he has proved to himself that they are such, and that they are able and desirous to do him good, or from the instinct of affection? We believe, because we love. How plain a truth!…

The Good Shepherd

It is the doctrine then, of the text (‘My sheep hear my voice’), that those who believe in Christ, believe because they know him to be the Good Shepherd; and they know him by his voice, and they know his voice, because they are his sheep… The divine l ye enlightened mind sees in Christ the very object whom it desires to love and worship – the object correlative of its own affections; and it trusts him, or believes, from loving him.”

– Bl. John Henry Newman, A devout affection leads to faith, U.S. , 236

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