30 April 2008

Love and being

I have just finished editing an interesting article on ‘St Thomas Aquinas on Eucharistic Ecstasy’. At one point the author quotes Dom Sebastian Moore thus: ‘“I am” equals “I love”. “I love” is the only way to say “I am”.’

From there it is just a short step to a Christian counterstatement to Descartes’ Cogito. In contrast to the rationalistic individualism of ‘I think, therefore I am’, the Christian says ‘I am loved, therefore I am’ (therefore I love).

2 comments:

Eamonn said...

I comment somewhat belatedly. I'm just discovering Sebastian Moore, and I'm finding him very refreshing at 94 (him, not me!)

Lawrence said...

You might be interested in his blog: http://sebastianmoore.blogspot.com/