“There is no denying, of course, that in the kingdom of heaven, too, there are the “great ones” and the “little ones” — differences which may be traced back to preparation in early life: to the endowments of the individual person and to the use this person has made of his or her God-given “talents.”

Human beings may find there own selves to a greater or lesser degree, but there is also the possibility of losing oneself. For those who do not find themselves do not find God either, and do not attain to eternal life. Or, more precisely, those who do not find God do not attain to their own selves — no matter how much they may be preoccupied with themselves — nor to that source of eternal life which lies in wait for them in their most innermost being.” Edith Stein, Finite & Eternal Being

Artwork: George Tooker

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