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Seeing and Believing

刊登日期: 2013.04.14
作者: Doris Ng  

We know something exists when we see it with our eyes. By observing and learning about the wonderful things around us, we believe that they are real. 

However, the human eye has its limitations. We need a mirror to see behind us, a pair of binoculars to see distant objects and a magnifying glass to see very small things. Many people have to wear spectacles to regain normal vision 

In scientific studies, astronomers view the stars with a telescope, and biologists examine minute living things with a microscope; only when we see clearly can we determine something is true. 

In science and everyday life, therefore, seeing is believing. It is not the same in religion. In the Gospel, Christ said to Thomas after His Resurrection, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.” (John 20:29) 

Unlike His disciples, we cannot see the risen Christ with our own eyes. If we have not seen Him and yet believe, we see with the eyes of faith. We don’t have to see or touch Him to believe. The word “see” also means “to understand”. When we understand Christ’s teaching and have faith in Him, we will be blessed. 

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