How have those who investigated the world been so slow to find its Master? Naturally stupid are all men who have not known God and who, from the good things that are seen, have not been able to discover Him-who-is, or, by studying the works, have failed to recognise the Artificer. Fire however, or wind, […]
Vivaldi: Bassoon Concerto in E minor RV 484 Vivaldi: Bassoon Concerto in G major RV 493 Grieg: Holberg Suite, Op 40
There’s No Such Thing as the ‘Dark Ages’ Who Started This Misunderstanding? The 14th-century Italian poet Petrarch is the best-known medieval source for the idea that the period in Europe from around 500–1500 was “dark.” But that phrase was a specific gripe. Petrarch was complaining about the general quality of literature in his own specific […]
On envy and its cousin ambition … Envy is an irrational anger at the success of others. — Thomas Aquinas When a friend of mine succeeds, something in me dies. — Gore Vidal
And God’s comfort to his family. “The gospel is this,” Keller said time and again: “We are more sinful and flawed in ourselves than we ever dared believe, yet at the very same time we are more loved and accepted in Jesus Christ than we ever dared hope.” At his church in Manhattan, Keller told the nation’s cultural elites […]
“… to more fully know and love God, who is as much the captivator of minds as he is the compeller of hearts.” I love the expression as it is not either-or, either mind or heart, but the unity of those two. More on it here.