It is interesting that the same moral choices are presented to every individual, culture, and age. One sees the light of the Divine Help.
A very astute observation which is born out in Scripture.
- What has been, that will be; what has been done, that will be done. Nothing is new under the sun.
- Even the thing of which we say, "See, this is new!" has already existed in the ages that preceded us.
posted on 12/30/2006 9:24:15 AM PST
(Apart from the cross, there is no other ladder by which we may get to Heaven. St. Rose of Lima)
Or, in Kipling's words -
Cities and Thrones and Powers,
Stand in Time's eye,
Almost as long as flowers,
Which daily die:
But, as new buds put forth
To glad new men,
Out of the spent and unconsidered Earth,
The Cities rise again.
This season's Daffodil,
She never hears,
What change, what chance, what chill,
Cut down last year's;
But with bold countenance,
And knowledge small,
Esteems her seven days' continuance,
To be perpetual.
So Time that is o'er-kind,
To all that be,
Ordains us e'en as blind,
As bold as she:
That in our very death,
And burial sure,
Shadow to shadow, well persuaded, saith,
"See how our works endure!"
posted on 12/30/2006 5:36:03 PM PST
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