Thursday, May 05, 2005

How A Saint Treats Miracles

Here's a very insightful story I found from a thread in the Catholic Answers Forums:

A story is told of King St. Louis of France who was once interrupted while working by a courtier who burst into his office to tell the king that Jesus was appearing on the altar in the royal chapel. The king smiled, nodded, and went back to work. "But, sire," the courtier said, "Do you not want to come and see the miracle?" The king said, "For those whose faith needs strengthening, I am glad that the miracle is there for them. As for me, I believe even though I have not seen it." The king's words are an echo of Jesus' own words: "Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe" (John 20:29).