LET us seek to extract one more lesson from St. Faith.
As I was yesterday, so I remain to-day, in doubt as to the existence of this Saint. Wherefore, so far as my exposition of her claims is concerned, we cannot but admit that our ignorance outstrips our knowledge.
Ignorance, then, rather than knowledge, must (it would seem) feed our souls on certain occasions. What nourishment can we derive from ignorance?
Thus much, at least:--
We find that for practical purposes we do after all know enough of St. Faith: inasmuch as we know enough to enable us to follow the suggestion of our Mother church, by honoring her (contingent) memory.
And if in the same spirit of faith and obedience we betake ourselves devoutly to search the Scriptures, we shall surely find that, despite our manifold ignorances, we yet do know enough of the Divine Revelation to understand and keep God's commandments.
And "blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it."