The Word Among Us

January 2007 Issue

Who Needs Miracles Today?

A new book opens our eyes to the God who acts.

By: Jake C. Yap

Answer: We all do. Another question: Should we expect miracles to happen? And if yes, how often? The answer depends on what we think a miracle is. Is it necessarily an awesome, earth-shaking prodigy? Is it an event that defies natural explanation?

Strictly speaking, yes. The Catechism defines a miracle as “a sign or wonder, such as a healing or the control of nature, which can only...

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