I’ve always been interested in stories about miracles. Those were always some of my favorite stories from the Gospels. The Catholic Church has recognized many thousands of amazing miracles that Saints of the Church have performed over the years, from the time of the Apostles, all the way up to the present day. I’ve read a lot of books about the lives of the Saints, and I love to read about all of their miracles. But, in more modern times, it seems that most Christians (even most Catholics) don’t really believe that those kinds of miracles can still happen. Many people call very ordinary things ‘miracles’, that I would never consider to be miracles, at all. I might call some of them special graces received from God, but not real miracles. I think the word itself has lost a lot of it’s real meaning and impact, because of that. (i.e. “It’s a miracle! I got the job I really wanted after I prayed for it!” No, that’s probably a special grace received through prayer, but not really a miracle.)
So, what do you believe about real, unexplainable miracles? Can they still happen, today, like they did in the Gospels? Or, are they just those ordinary graces that we sometimes call miracles, and give more credit than they deserve, now? Do non-Catholic churches have any examples of holy people (saints) in their church history, that really could perform these types of miracles, just like the Apostles did in the Gospels?
I know there are some televangelists that make claims of performing miracles, but are they really true? I have serious doubts about most people that claim to perform miracles, no matter what church they belong to. It’s way too easy for people to fake that kind of thing, at least these days. Isn’t it? On the other hand, I’m pretty sure it’s still possible. I think it can still happen, but I just don’t think there are too many people out there that have the kind of faith necessary to be able to do it. Sad but true.