God did not let us wonder and wander in the darkness about the most important truths we had to know in order to fulfill our most important task in life, union with him. No human lover would allow that if he could help it. Neither did God. Papal infallibility, like every other Catholic dogma, is properly understood only by the primacy of love.
Infallibility is God’s loving gift in response to our need to persevere in the unity of love and truth—which is what God wants above all because that is what he is: love (1 Jn 4:18) and truth (Jn 6:14). Without infallibility, uncertainties and schisms are inevitable among us fallen and foolish humans for whom Christ designed his Church.
The gift of infallibility flows from God’s character. He is so generous that he does not hold back anything that we need. He is not a stingy God! The creation of the world, the Incarnation and death of Christ, the gift of the Holy Spirit, the Eucharist, and heaven are six spectacular examples of God’s unpredictable and amazing generosity. The gift of infallibility to the Church fits this same pattern.53
—Peter Kreeft
Peter Kreeft


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