Wednesday, October 26, 2005

A Great Quote...Even if I do say so...

Kind of humbling when you read something, you like it and then realize that you wrote it...

From Video meliora, proboque; Deteriora sequor:

One of my favorite quotes is from the journals of Father Alexander Schmemann: "God, when creating the world, did not solve problems or pose them. He created what He would call 'very good.' God created the world, but the devil transformed the world and man and life into a problem.'" If we want to adore God with praise and thanksgiving we are going to have to learn to stop seeing everything as a "problem" or "interruption" and begin to be open to seeing God's goodness and interventions even in the most unlikely of places. Many of the most horrific sins ever committed by human beings happen because people see problems where they should see blessings. If we do not adore God above all, we risk doing horrible things as we serve whatever else we put in God's place.

- from Michael Dubruiel's
"How to Get the Most Out of the Eucharist" via Julie of "Happy Catholic"