My soul thirsts

As a deer longs for flowing streams,     so my soul longs for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God,     for the living God. When shall I come and behold     the face of God? (Ps 42:1-2) “I have life, says the Lord, and I do not desire the death of the sinner but, rather, that…

What right has the Catholic Church to arrogate to herself powers given by Christ, rather than any other body of believers? None whatever. No body of believers has any right to arrogate to itself any powers at all in this matter, just as no ordinary citizen has the right to enter a court and declare…

Broke through my deafness

Late have I loved you, O Beauty ever ancient, ever new, late have I loved you!  You were within me, but I was outside, and it was there that I searched for you.  In my unloveliness I plunged into the lovely things which you created.  You were with me, but I was not with you. …