TRUE MYTHS

Concerning Hidden Realities and Human Destiny

Awaiting Real Reality

John Carswell | Friday, August 18, 2017

I'm currently in the process of finishing up a new book on matters Tolkienian, so no "Hidden Realities" post this Friday (hopefully next). Instead, I'll share this nugget concerning hidden realities from Pope (Emeritus) Benedict XVI, and recommend you go get Saved In Hope...

Faith is not merely a personal reaching out towards things to come that are still totally absent: it gives us something. It gives us even now something of the reality we are waiting for, and this present reality constitutes for us a “proof” of the things that are still unseen. Faith draws the future into the present, so that it is no longer simply a “not yet”. The fact that this future exists changes the present; the present is touched by the future reality, and thus the things of the future spill over into those of the present and those of the present into those of the future.
- Pope Benedict XVI, "Saved in Hope"
Pope Benedict XVI Saved In Hope Spe Salvi

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Tinuviel commented on 22-Sep-2017 07:34 PM

Wow, he is an amazing writer. Very undervalued in America I think.
I very much enjoyed and appreciated his books on Jesus. So many epiphanies :-)


John commented on 23-Sep-2017 12:04 PM

BXVI = da man. So wise, so profound. I'm loving Spe Salvi. Hope you're doing well T! :)


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