Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Divine Paradox

"Out of the darkness of my life, so much frustrated, I put before you the one great thing to love on earth, the blessed sacrament. There you will find romance, glory, honour, fidelity and the true way of all your loves on earth. And more than that, death. For the divine paradox, that which ends life and demands the surrender of all, and yet by the taste or foretaste of which alone, can what you seek in your earthly relationships: love, faithfulness, joy, be maintained or take on that complexion of reality of eternal endurance which every man's heart desires."

~J. R. R. Tolkien

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