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If God is all-powerful, can He make a rock so heavy that He can not lift it?

I remember hearing this in my introduction to Philosophy class. It was one of those discussions where the majority of the class scoff at the thought of God and revel in self-satisfaction. If you wanted to inquire about the omnipotence of God without the veil of a self-contradictory statement you would ask, “Is God powerful enough to make Himself not-powerful?” Yes.

But the followup question becomes: Why would He? Love. Jesus’ death is the ultimate act of love.

If it were me in my pride and resentment towards those who don’t understand me, could I have let myself suffer as He did? As Fr. Mike Schmitz puts it, “LIGHTNING-BOLT-CITY.” As we continue this Holy Week, let us pray that this Lenten season humbles us and reminds us of God’s Power and Love.


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