Monday, 24 March 2014
Reflection on Enjoying the Good Things in Life
On Use and Enjoyment: Distinction One of the Sentences
We truly enjoy those things of the created order when we perceive the divine traces that are scattered along the horizon. The divine likeness among creatures forms an ascending and descending hierarchy from and to the Foundation of all delight and our one true rest. We are not to discard with contempt what is beautiful and glorious but we are under obligation to refer them back to their Source. Only in the light of this acknowledgement can we be said to properly use things, not as mere instruments but as finite rays of the divine goodness.