Thursday, May 15, 2008

The Nature of God


“The nature of God is ...

an intelligible sphere whose centre is everywhere ...


and whose circumference is nowhere.”



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(A last treatise of Empedocles quoted in the Roman de la Rose and by St. Bonaventura in “Itinerarius Mentis in Deum” [ch5, closing line])




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4 comments:

CrazyCath said...

That is probably the best description of God I have read for a long time. Few words, so true.

John-Michael said...

I like the way that this thought opens the "boundaries" of my perceptions of the Almighty ... takes the Creator from the boxes so often used to enclose and confine thinking of "The I Am."

John-Michael said...

Thank You, Dear John-Michael. You have (amazingly enough) voiced my personal response, to this ancient observation, to perfection.

Lovingly ...

John-Michael said...

(That was too much FUN!! Can you believe that You were speaking at the same time that I was being so absurd?!) (but the "comment" space looked so sad with nothing there!)

Thank You, CathDaughter, for your kind presence and reflection. I have found this (very brief) bit of insight to be immense in its power of "thought-provocation."

I love You, Sweetheart! [smile]

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