Submitted by Charles Knighton
So it appears a second miracle has been ascribed to Mother Teresa by the Pope, which will allow her elevation to sainthood. Many popes, Francis included, have been slow to canonize, as the Church is generally slow to validate miracles and apparitions,
[…]because if divine intervention in human affairs is too promiscuously recognized, then an obvious danger arises. If one leper can be cured, the flock may inquire, then why not all lepers? Allow of a too-easy miracle and it becomes harder to answer questions about infant leukemia or mass poverty and injustice with unsatisfying formulae about the Lord’s preference for moving in mysterious ways.
When one considers the fate befalling Christians in the Middle East and North Africa, let us consider that miracles are supposed to occur at the behest of a being who is omnipotent as well as omniscient and omnipresent. Might we not be justified in hoping for more magnificent performances than ever seem to occur? Mysterious indeed.