Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen once said Jesus spent 30 years obeying, 3 years teaching, and 3 hours redeeming. From those three’s came our Holy Mother, the Church. The purpose of the Church, our one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church, is not just to comfort individuals, to celebrate events, or to give us laws to follow. The purpose of the Church is to tell the world, with one united voice through, with, and in our savior Jesus Christ, that there is something better and another way of life is possible that brings us joy and fulfillment. We pray today that we use our freedom to follow God’s law in achieving what is good, true and beautiful and, in the end, our eternal salvation.Click HERE for the full article.
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.