What if God Works Gradually

If Divine Intervention takes place all at once, would human beings completely understand God’s handiwork?  So, the scriptures tell us that God works gradually.

Noah waits fourteen days for the water to recede from the earth before the dove with an olive leaf finds a home on the baptized land.

Jesus leads the blind man to an out-of-the-way place, and with holy spittle and blessed hands, heals him and restores his sacred humanity.

In the words of Bishop Sklba, “God is content to work in gradual steps accommodated to human limitations…”

Fr. Becket Franks, O.S.B.


The sun rising gradually in the east at the abbey.

Photograph by Fr. Michael Komechak, O.S.B.





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