We are not just material beings, but spiritual persons with a need for meaning, purpose, and fulfillment that transcends the visible confines of this world. This longing for transcendence is a longing for truth, goodness, and beauty. Truth, goodness, and beauty are called the transcendentals of being, because they are aspects of being. Everything in existence has these transcendentals to some extent. God, of course, as the source of all truth, goodness, and beauty, has these transcendentals to an infinite degree. Oftentimes, He draws us to Himself primarily through one of these transcendentals. St. Augustine, who was drawn to beauty in all its creaturely forms, found the ultimate beauty he was seeking in God, his creator, the beauty “ever ancient, ever new.”―Sister Gabriella Yi, O.P.

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So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter.—2 Thessalonians 2:15

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Elder Wisdom

Victoria, BC | WA March 2015

Among all the practical life lessons taught by my elders, useful lessons which are far too numerous to list in full, here are a few tidbits that might provide a little guidance or amusement and perhaps, just perhaps, help one avoid unnecessary complications.
  • Dinner with a gossipmonger will leave a bad taste in your mouth.
  • A bad mood is not a license to be rude.
  • Never tear someone down to build yourself up.
  • Never look down on anyone, especially when they look up to you.

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