‘we can’t have full knowledge all at once’…but that never seems to stop man’s ego

“We can’t have full knowledge all at once.
We must start by believing; then afterwards we may be led on to master the evidence for ourselves.”

St. Thomas Aquinas


(Julie Cook / 2019)

“Action relies upon contemplation for its fruitfulness; and contemplation, in its turn,
as soon as it has reached a certain degree of intensity,
pours out upon our active works some of its overflow.
And it is by contemplation that the soul goes to draw directly upon the Heart of God
for the graces which it is the duty of the active life to distribute.
And so, in the soul of a saint, action and contemplation merge together
in perfect harmony to give perfect unity to his life.”

Dom Jean-Baptist Chautard, p. 62
An Excerpt From
Soul of the Apostolate

One comment on “‘we can’t have full knowledge all at once’…but that never seems to stop man’s ego

  1. lynnabbott says:

    So much wisdom in this! We live in such a “insta” society… and yet, spiritual growth and true maturity do not and cannot happen overnight! Thank you for continuing to post your wonderful thoughts and godly wisdom, dear Jules! ❤ ❤

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