21 January, 2013

Intellectual pitfalls - By Alice von Hildebrand

Genesis informs us that when God completed creation, He saw that “it was very good.” Surprisingly enough, these luminous words can easily be misread or misinterpreted. 
God is  clearly telling us that every single being to which He has freely granted “to be” is not only benefiting from the nobility of existence, but moreover  that all these beings not only  “are” but moreover have qualities  and perfections which, according to a huge scale, reflect God’s infinite beauty. A star-studded key awakens in us a feeling of awe, but the most modest insect hidden in the grass, also speaks of God’s glory. There is no such a thing as “naked” being. Pure being is an abstraction. 
Let me repeat: All existing beings have qualities and perfections the scale of which is immense – from the awesome greatness and beauty of a star-studded sky to the modest perfection of a gnat. All of them reflect the greatness and glory of God: “Heaven and earth are filled with His Glory.”
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Intellectual pitfalls - By Alice von Hildebrand

1 comment:

  1. From a secular perspective the opening Chapter of Prof. Dawkins' "The God Delusion" echos those sentiments.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/22/books/chapters/1022-1st-dawk.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

    Rest assured there is nothing in this except that disparages religion or religious adherents.

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