To follow grace over the mountains and through the deserts

February 22, 2024

The religious spirit is the metaphysical spirit seen in its most refined aspect, and animated by the supernatural when dealing with the truth of the Faith.

“Gratius agimus tibi propter magnam gloriam tuam:” I love God so much because He is God, I thank Him for being God, as if it were a favor for me.

God in glory is the point of attraction through which I turn myself entirely to Him. His glory is synonymous with grandeur, the shining solar apex of all perfections, and it multiplies these perfections by means of one another, while at the same time these perfections sing the praises of one another, culminating in an unimaginable zenith.

The influx of grace is more lively, profound, subtle, involving persuasive, and delightful that one can imagine.

Oh! Grace,
Cost what it may, we will follow thee
Through the valleys and over the mountains,
Across islands and through deserts,
Through torture and dereliction,
Through oblivion and persecution,
Through temptation and misfortune,
Through joy and glory,
We will follow thee in such a way that, even at the height of glory,
This glory will not concern us,
For we will concern ourselves only with thee.

From the moment in which a person is in a state of grace, that person is not one, but two. Grace, which is God, exists and acts, and we also exist.

It would be more or less like in religious music where you have the combination of song and instruments. So also the music of our nature and the music of Grace within us form a perfect harmony.

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


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