To be a Catholic and not to grasp what it is to be a Catholic -- that is a matter for pity, one misses so much. But to grasp it can be frightening, too, for we have not only the supernatural life given us by Christ; we have also a natural life of our own, and in harmonizing nature and grace few of us can show any spectacular success. Yet with all our mediocrity there is greatness for us; there is no other dignity given to men which can approach this, and it is given to every one of us in baptism.
~~ Frank Sheed, Theology for Beginners
I am working on a writing project which requires a bit of research, and I keep finding gems. I must stop to share them. No ... I must get back to work.
Must. Stop. Sharing. Get to work.
Must close browser. Now.
(By the way, I have friends who recommended Theology for Beginnersyears ago, but this is my first reading of it. Wonderful stuff. Must read. Closing browser now ... really.)