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.

Friday, October 28, 2016

and so streams the red

and so streams the red
into tear-filled eyes;
men broken by violence
console women who comfort children
who know not why the cost
of an embrace is so high.

what is fed into the minds of the lost
by wicked men
becomes a heart of hate;
false prophets deliver the young
into the hands of Abaddon

young men are most prone;
no words need be spoken
to the mothers and fathers
who have lost sons and daughters
to a cult of death

it is not known what will become
of the souls of the lost,
souls fleeing bodies ripped apart,
explosions tearing bystanders
away from the sight of the living.

and so streams the red.

28.10.16 ij

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