Miracles are not necessarily a contradiction of nature

One of the oldest conflicts between faith and reason is whether you can believe in miracles and still be considered rational. Miracles are usually seen as contradictions of the laws of nature. But Augustine, one of the great philosophical minds, saw it differently. He said, “Miracles are not a contradiction of nature. They are only in contradiction to what we know of nature.” He realized that there are natural laws that we may not yet understand and which God may use on certain occasions – like huge machines defying gravity and flying through the air because of the previously unknown law of aerodynamics.
So next time you get the feeling that something wonderful beyond your understanding has happened to you, don’t dismiss it as fantasy. Just thank God for it.

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