A traveler was crossing the desert with a native guide. Day after day the guide took time to kneel on the burning sand and pray to God. One evening when the guide prepared to kneel, the traveler (an Atheist) asked, “How do you know there is a God?” The believer answered, “How do I know there is a God? I will answer that question if you can tell me how we knew this morning that the sound we heard in the night came from a passing camel and not a man.” The atheist laughed: “That’s easy. We could tell by the print of the hoof in the sand.” Then the guide looked to the West and pointed to where the setting sun threw shafts of red and gold and purple into the vaulted canopy of the heavens. “Neither is that the footprint of a man,” he said.
For the believer, the mark of the Divine Presence is everywhere apparent: in the wonder of nature,…
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