" "Neither earth nor rock could have held the Cross, nor could the Cross of nails have held God’s only-begotten Son, had not love held him fast.” – St. Catherine of Siena

Monday, June 1, 2015

Monday Musings - Modern Man's Amnesia



Looking for an explanation for the craziness in our world? You will not find a more truthful one than this:


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“Modern man has forgotten his origin and his end; forgotten his dignity and destiny; forgotten his innate nobility and towering superiority over everything material. Modern man with his vaunted progress reminds one forcibly of that traveler Marcus Aurelius told about; the one who was feverishly hurrying on, but had forgotten where he was going. Modern man has outdone this one; for modern man has forgotten even whence he set out. He has forgotten that he is a man and not a machine, the masterpiece of visible creation and not the product of blind forces, an immortal living in time, an exile with a home in a far country, a breath of God in a vessel of clay. He has forgotten his own identity and his essence. That is the amnesia which must be cured. It is man's memory, not man's mind, that demands the treatment. If he can be made to bring to the surface of his consciousness the true concept of what he is, modern madness ends. The patient cures himself. And the cure lies in correct self-consciousness.”

(From God, A Woman and The Way by Rev. M. Raymond, O.C.S.O.)

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