Sanctification as from evil

Through Christ, all evils become ordered to sanctification, and so became certain goods. Through sin came evil, but through evil, which is most contrary to the will, man was given an opportunity to recognize that his perfection and happiness does not lie in the following of his own will as his own, but in the following of his own will as obiedient to the will of God.

1 Comment

  1. az0960036 said,

    December 11, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    I just started following you recently, but I have read many of your blogs in the past couple of months. I just finished reading The Compendium Theology, as suggested by my philosophy professor Mark Pestana who is a Roman Catholic and a Thomist. At first I was repulsed by the intellectualism of Thomas Aquinas; feeling it empty of the passion of faith. However, in my own struggles towards God, I have recently discovered the beauty of this approach. Perhaps it seems too intellectual at times, being dry with the mathematical approach that metaphysics demands. This, however, does not mean that it can lend itself to a development of faith that is void in the common Christian thought-stream or community. I am a ignorant young man attempting to grow towards God, and it is very nice to know that God is not just some other being out there, but Being itself.

    I apologize for commenting on a random blog like this, but I truly enjoy all of this, and it is nice to have access to a modern-day Thomist thinker. Thank you!

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