An Irish Welcome

Céad Míle Fáilte friend and rover ...
Wherever you come from and whosoever you may be.
That's an Irish greeting and it means

you are welcome
a thousand times over.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Saints are medicine ...

THE SAINT is a medicine because he is an antidote.

Indeed that is why the saint... is often a martyr;

he is mistaken for a poison because he is an antidote.

He will generally be found restoring the world to sanity
by exaggerating whatever the world neglects,
which is by no means always the same in every age.

Yet each generation seeks its saint by instinct;
and he is not what the people want,
but rather what the people need.

This is surely the very much mistaken meaning
of those words to the first saints,

“Ye are the salt of the earth”.

~GKC: ‘St. Thomas Aquinas,’ I.

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