Crooked Finger (crookedfingers) wrote,
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a kind of a copy of a vision called God's face

"12. The soul's exertions, therefore, by which it attempts to reach that light, are beaten back by the immense corona that surrounds it. In fact that reality fills all things and surrounds all things; that is why our mind never quite manages to reach the unbounded source that surrounds everything: the incapacity of its resources limits the soul. So it falls back all the sooner into itself, having glanced as it were at certain indications of truth, and it is drawn back into its own lowliness. This vision itself was created through contemplation and was neither complete nor lasting; no, it was so to speak a kind of a copy of a vision called God's face. Since, then, we recognize a person by his or her face, it is not unreasonable to call the knowledge of God his face." Gregory the Great pg. 75 'Moral Reflections on the Book of Job' by Gregory the Great Volume 5 Books 23-27

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