This essay is excerpted from the Theology section of the booklet Culture of Life.
Why do I believe? Everyone has a different line of reasoning. This is mine.
Did you ever consider that faith, hope, and love might be aligned with the transcendentals, truth, beauty, and goodness?
The seven gifts of the spirit can be considered as seven ways that God works in the three powers of the soul, individually and in combinations.
What can it mean that there is a sin that is not forgiven? In the infinite mercy of God, how could that be? It is a severe teaching! A reflection on one particular sin.
The second theological virtue has a special relationship with beauty.
How could anyone be unable to make pancakes — at any rate, from a mix? We underestimate our assumptions! There can be a smart person who cannot do this, and in every form of knowledge, there are people who don't share our assumptions, our experiences, the things we naturally bring to our endeavors. Something to remember.