“If God is all powerful, can He make a stone so large that He Himself cannot lift it?”
I remember asking Fr. Leahy that in high school religion. I was pretty proud of myself. Thinking that I had stumped a priest.
His response? I remember it starting with “You do greatly err…”
I didn’t realize until (years) later that he was quoting an older translation of today’s Gospel. Or that students had been asking him questions like that for decades before I showed up.
It was a blow to my 16-year old ego. Finding out that I was not nearly as profound as I imagined. But it taught me something.
That knowing about God and knowing God are often two completely different things.
About the vital importance of never losing sight of God.
Especially when you’re looking for God.