The absurdity of life without God II

He has made all things beautiful in time, but he has placed eternity in man’s heart (Eccles. 3:11)

Satisfaction requires that the thing desired fill up or be adequate to the thing desiring, but but all things are in time while the heart has eternity within it.

Time is laid out like a line before the heart, and all things end in points with something after. Their power to satisfy ends with their existence.

A man is called worthless from the fact that he follows changeable things they walk after worthless things, and have been made worthless (Jer chap. 2).

Vanus dicitur homo ex hoc quod sequitur res mutabiles Jer. 2: ambulaverunt post vanitates, et vani facti sunt.

St. Thomas, Commentary On Psalm 38

 

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