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

Monday, July 25, 2016

Sleep, rest, repentance.

Sleep, it is a grey curtain drawn across the face of the living, a thin veil between the living and the dead, a land of dreams and nightmares and of demons that taunt the imagination, of angels who whisper shards of truth that splinter and stab at the fading landscape as the weary traveller wakes to dawn, a realm of ghosts that haunt the twilight. Hidden among the treasures that delight, committing treason against peace are temptations too quick to snare and renounce. Bearing the past, they graze the heart and char the soul once more.
July 2016

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