As I browse once more through this exceedingly helpful condensation of Christian truth, I stumbled upon a passage which may be of some interest to those of us with Girardian inclinations.
The allure of the good is an ennobling invitation; for it is essentially a promise that we can become a part of this loved thing or make it a part of ourselves. It is this same characteristic that accounts for the debasing corruption of a false good. We do indeed become the thing we love. The enitcement of personal goodness lies precisely in its promise that we can become so like to this person whose goodness ravishes our heart, that we can move before men [sic] in a shared likeness of this beloved person. God is the supreme source from which all goodness takes its rise, the infinite reservoir of all that is desireable, containing and surpassing all that is found lovable in creatures; to love Him is to be caught by the promise of that infinite allure, to become like God and to move in His image before the eyes of me [sic], a likeness of the divinity surpassing all the pictures drawn by the varied beauty and goodness of the universe.pages 11-12
The saint, head over heels in love with God, finds the most perfect fellowship with every least and greatest thing in the universe, with every least and greatest man and woman. He understands them, he is at one with them, being himself so closely one with the God who is their source, the model on which they are formed, the goal to which they are so drawn. He is close to the world and to men because his heart is so close to God. His only hate will center on the disfigurements and mutilations that are wrought on the images of God to hide from the eyes of men the ravishing beauty of divinity.