What led Peter, John and James to make the decision to abandon everything by following Jesus was that that morning they had an encounter with God. Everything they abandoned is not to compare with what they found: they found Eternal Life.
Recently while teaching the Introduction to the New Testament course and discussing how the apostle John presents in his gospel the works of Jesus in exactly seven miracles, which the apostle calls signs, the Lord led me to compare the purpose of the seventh sign - the resurrection of Lazarus from the dead - … Continue reading Haiti and Chile, Signs of God to the world?
Miracles are not a patch to ignorance, nor a cover-up to irresponsibility. God does not promote provisional solutions nor does He participate in the improvisation of naïve minds that assume that God is obliged to supply them even above their deficiencies.