Friday, December 4, 2009

contemplate creation

In the world of God all the creatures of God, wisely fashioned, are ranged on one side, while on the other are ranged men, endowed with the power of reason, to the end that with this power of reason they may contemplate the creatures and, seeing infinite wisdom in their creation and organization, may rise to the knowledge and contemplation of the hypostatical Word, that is before time, the Word, by whom "all things were made" (Jn 1:3). Thus from actions we naturally see him who acts, so we have but to judge rightly and soundly, and finding faith in what he has created we shall see in the creation its Creator, God.
(Fr. Lorenze Scupoli + 1610)

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