How Great Thou Art

Think of the sun for a minute. Yes, that giant glowing orb that lights and warms the solar system. What happens if you decide to stare at it too directly? Well, perhaps it will become hard to see for a while. What happens if you stare at it, both too directly and for too long? You become blind. The light is to much for your eyes and you fail to have the power of vision from then on.

Now bear in mind that the sun is created (see Genesis). A created thing, then, has brilliance too great for human comprehension. Or look at angels, also created, and the fact that humans often mistake them for God and worship them (like John in Revelation). I also remember hearing of a saint who saw a human soul in the state of grace, and it was so beautiful that the saint (whose identity I forget) said, “If I didn’t know any better, I’d say there were two gods!”

So if created things are so beautiful to us, how beautiful must God Himself be?

Something to ponder as we celebrate the feast of Our Lord’s body under veiled appearances in the Blessed Sacrament.

His blessings to you,

Michael

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