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Eckardtesian Thought: I think, therefore I write . . .
When Jesus chided the nobleman for needing signs and wonders before believing, the nobleman didn't argue. He simply pleaded for Jesus to come before his son died. He already believed Jesus could heal him, and many believed Jesus could heal; but what they couldn't believe is that he is the Son of God, the God Incarnate. So when Jesus said, Go thy way, thy son liveth, by this word he kindled in him the faith to believe even this, that Jesus could heal even from afar, something no one had ever done. In him are all things. And he believed now, before he even saw it, going his way. When he heard that his son had indeed been healed the very hour Jesus had spoken, he believed again, or rather, more strongly. For this was the confirmation of the faith he already had. And his household too, they saw none of the exchange, but they believed when the nobleman told them. And they too had the confirmation that he was healed at that very moment. So we believe because of hearing the word of God, and receive confirmation of what we believe in the Blessed Sacrament, Jesus' own means of giving us confirmation of our faith. Sermon for Michaelmas III. The video is here.