In a Universe So Vast, Do We Matter? | One-Minute Homily

by | Apr 23, 2023 | One-Minute Homily, Videos

Is it possible that we actually matter in the grand scheme of things? Yes. Joe Nolla, SJ, reflects on the infinite God that loves you infinitely more than you know. Based on the readings for Sunday, April 23, 2023, which you can read here:

Can the individual person really matter to God?  

I’m Joseph Nolla and this is my One-Minute Reflection.  

A popular bumper-sticker critique of religion is that religion is so arrogant to believe that a God who created hundreds of billions of galaxies could somehow care about the people on this one planet – that in the vastness of creation, our tiny species can’t really matter to God and we’re fools to think we do.  

And yet, Christians do believe that we matter.  

We believe that we matter not simply as a species; we believe that we individually matter.  As St. Peter tells us, Jesus “was known before the foundation of the world, but revealed in the final time for you.”  

It may be foolish, but we believe that you, one out of billions of humans, on one of countless planets, YOU are of immeasurable importance to God.  If an infinite God saw fit to create you, then you are of infinite importance to God.



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