(I originally posted this to micro.blog on my trial account, hoping to promote dialogue. We need platforms that promote dialogue).
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Blessed Word, Vivifier of all creatures, seen and unseen, that Your saints may delight in You and You in them for eternity, behold our broken world, our stained Church, our sinful hearts, so far fallen from Your desire. See the souls of men riddled
This is about that time Saint Catherine of Siena “constrained” God, by consent of His most Righteous Will, of course (His response follows below). Was this her training for dragging the naughty schoolboy of a Pope out of exile in France back to Rome? What beauty and wonder, women in the Church! I imagine her finger wagging heavenward in her prayer, a la Job ...
Therefore, You, moved by that same fire of love with which You created him, willingly gave man
Pray without ceasing, know what we know of Christ's full revelation, do what we know Christ calls us to do, trust Jesus our sweet Christ with wild abandon and all will be well for us as we look to the dawn of eternal day.
We go where we look. This is true whether we are hiking up a mountain, cycling down a curvy canyon, or canoeing cataracts ... and right now it rather feels like we are doing all three. If I get distracted by an eagle soaring above, I trip on the rocks and tumble off into the great abyss. If I gaze gobsmacked
Blessed is the man whose hope is the name of the Lord, who has no regard for empty things, and follies that lie. (Psalm 39:5).
Our world is riddled by and moldering from “vanitates et insanias falsas,” “empty things, and follies that lie.” Let us not hope in anything less than the Lord, for all less than Jesus our sweet Christ is dust in the wind. But ... aren't we supposed to love ourselves?
The Golden Chain, or “Catena Aurea” in Latin, in a commentary on the Gospels compiled by Saint Thomas Aquinas. Reading it is like sitting in a pub with Saints and Church fathers as they jaw back and forth about the depth and breadth of their understanding of a given Gospel. Here is a taste: