Discovering Faith: Bishop Shares Personal Journey to Belief in God 

As Layla, a Year 12 student from MacKillop Catholic College, Palmerston, posed a question about the personal journey of faith, Bishop offered a heartfelt response that delved into his own path towards believing in God. 

Growing up in a Catholic household, Bishop’s parents instilled in him a belief in God from a young age. However, as he entered his teenage years, he began to question the authenticity of his faith. He pondered, “Is this belief real?” Despite the doubts, Bishop didn’t dismiss his faith outright. Instead, he embarked on a journey of introspection and inquiry. 

Reflecting on his experiences and engaging in conversations with others, Bishop explored the fundamental questions of existence. He contemplated the intricacies of the universe, drawing parallels between the complexities of creation and the design of a watch. Through his contemplation, he recognised the presence of intelligence and order, affirming his belief in a higher power. 

Further cementing his faith was the profound impact of Jesus’ life and teachings. Bishop examined the historical evidence of Jesus’ existence, His miracles, and His resurrection. Moreover, he witnessed the transformative power of Christianity in the lives of devout individuals, inspiring him to embrace his faith wholeheartedly. 

Bishop emphasised the importance of critical thinking and rationality in his journey of faith. Rejecting blind faith, he emphasised the significance of evidence and logical reasoning in shaping his beliefs. For Bishop, the realisation of God’s existence was a gradual process, guided by intellect, observation, and introspection. 

In sharing his personal journey, Bishop invites others to explore their own beliefs with an open mind and a willingness to question. His story serves as a testament to the power of thoughtful reflection and inquiry in nurturing a deep and authentic faith. 

As Layla and others continue their spiritual exploration, Bishop’s journey offers valuable insights and encouragement on the path to discovering and affirming one’s faith. 

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