2: The Law of Contrast

May 7, 2015

Pope Pius XII

In order for their beauty to be more complete, things diverse among themselves should manifest a certain contrast, a certain opposition.

There is [in the Catholic Church] a magnificent contrast between the Pope, who is at the pinnacle of power and before whom all kneel, and a humble lay brother, who would protest were anyone to kneel before him.

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This opposition is filled with harmony. It is precisely in this contrast, this extreme of antagonistic aspects, that variety is clothed in all of its richness.

 

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O Universo é uma Catedral: Excertos do pensamento de Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira recolhidos por Leo Daniele, Edições Brasil de Amanhã, São Paulo, 1997

[Nobility.org Translation]

 

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