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.

Bishop Lopes: A Pledged Troth. A pastoral letter on Amoris Laetitia.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Drip, drip.

Staring down into a kitchen sink filled with water, listening to the surface stirred by a dribble of water from the tap, bubbles set in motion. So many different little bubbles and gurgling rhythms. How many combinations? God knows and is present to every possible combination.

You're invited into a fascination with the inestimable variety of experiences that await, though not necessarily a fascination with something as seemingly mundane as a dripping faucet, as a horizon of one kind or another that one can be present to and, present to that horizon, discover experiences through which God speaks and which can lead us back to and deeper into the Most Holy Trinity. Present to, that is, if we get our heads out of a sink.

May the Lord Jesus grant us the grace to see with new eyes and hear with new ears that we may find Him, He Who awaits our love and willingness to serve Him in our brothers and sisters.

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