"An Unknown God"

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In today's first reading from Acts 17, Paul addresses some Greeks at the Areopagus. In the Gospel reading from John 16, Jesus tells His Apostles of "the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth."

St. Paul complimented the Greeks for being "very religious." Then he tells them, "I even discovered an altar inscribed, 'To an Unknown God.' What therefore you unknowingly worship, I proclaim to you." He then goes on to tell them about the one true God.

"An Unknown God." The Greeks were pantheistic; they had many gods. But they did not consider them personal gods; they had no relationship with them. As Christians, we believe in a personal God. A God who knows us and loves us and cares about us and wants to be in relationship with us. So much so that he became a man, Christ Jesus. We don't have an unknown God. Through prayer and Scripture and living out the Sacramental life, we can know God more and more each day.

Father, may we desire to know you more, as you make yourself known to us through your Son, Christ Jesus the Lord. Amen.

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