Thursday, March 12, 2009

Men's Lunch - Romans

From St. Augustine, on God's "invisible qualities" being "clearly seen" in what God has made:

I asked the whole fabric of the world about my God, and it answered me, "I am not he, but he has made me!" Is not this beauty apparent to all men whose senses are sound and whole? Why then does it not speak the same to all men? Men can ask questions, so that they may clearly see the invisible things of God, "being understood by the things that are made." However, through love for such things they become subject to them, and in subjection they cannot pass judgment on [exercise reason in regard to] them. (The Confessions, 10:6:9-10).

From an email by a friend:
What hurts the victim most is not the cruelty of the oppressor but the silence of the bystander. - Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate

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