Thursday, August 09, 2007

Cardinal Newman Quotation

Philosopher in Meditation - Rembrandt (1632)
"Intellect too, I repeat, has its beauty, and it has those who aim at it. To open the mind, to correct it, to refine it, to enable it to know, and to digest, master, rule, and use its knowledge, to give it power over its own faculties, application, flexibility, method, critical exactness, sagacity, resource, address, eloquent expression..."
-- John Henry Cardinal Newman


D'artagnan said...

Beautiful . . .is has only been recently that I realized God gave me this over IQ'd brain for a reason, instead of the curse I always felt it was.The curse now is of my own making, in thinking back at all the years I squandered this, and other gifts.

Athos said...

The Lord told the parable of the Prodigal Son "coming to himself" slopping pigs in a far country for a reason. Happens to me all the time.

Brother Lawrence, whenever he caught himself, would look heavenward and say, "See what happens when you leave me to myself?"

To catch oneself not giving glory to God is human. Just brush yourself off, stand up, and keep going. (Of course, I'm speaking to myself!) Cheers