Thursday, January 28, 2021

Aquinas: beyond naturalism

Thursday, January 28, 2021
    Feast of Thomas Aquinas, Priest, Teacher of the Faith, 1274
    He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
    —Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NIV)
    Some there are who presume so far on their wits that they think themselves capable of measuring the whole nature of things by their intellect, in that they esteem all things true which they see, and false which they see not. Accordingly, in order that man’s mind might be freed from this presumption, and seek the truth humbly, it was necessary that certain things far surpassing his intellect should be proposed to man by God.
    ... Thomas Aquinas (1225?-1274), Summa Contra Gentiles [1264], Burns, Oates & Washbourne, Ltd., 1923, I.v, p. 10 (see the book)
    See also Eccl. 3:11; Dan. 4:35; Ps. 40:5; 92:5; 97:2; Isa. 55:8-9; Matt. 7:7-8; Rom. 11:33-34
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You have revealed the invisible to Your people.
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