The World As Sacrament – Faith

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FROM MY HOUSE TO YOUR HOUSE, WISHING YOU ALL A BLESSED EASTER…

 

THE WORLD AS SACRAMENT

“The whole universe is a sacrament, which mirrors the divine reality. Each created thing, though nothing in itself, is of infinite value and significance, because it is the sign of a mystery which is enshrined in the depths of its being. Every human being is not merely an isolated individual carried along on the flux of time an doomed to extinction, but a member of a divine society, working out its destiny in space and time and subject to all the tragic consequences of subservience to the material world, but destined to transcend the limitations of time and space and mortality, and to enter into that fullness of life where there shall be ‘neither mourning nor weeping nor pain any more’. The suffering of this world can have no meaning as long as we attempt to judge it in the light of this present time. We are like people who hear snatches of music, which they have no means of relating to the symphony as a whole. But when we have passed beyond the conditions of the present life we shall then have that integral knowledge in which the whole is known in every part, and every past is seen to mirror the whole.”

– Fr Bede Griffiths, ESSENTIAL WRITINGS (ISBN 9781570752001)

 

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