Saturday, January 28, 2017

The Hope of Saint Thomas Aquinas

For all the years that I have read and studied the theology of Saint Thomas Aquinas, I have found myself returning again and again to this very simple and yet very rich prayer that is attributed to him. So much of the depth of his theological understanding and contemplative experience is expressed in this humble petition:

        "Grant me, O Lord my God,
        a mind to know you,
        a heart to seek you,
        wisdom to find you,
        conduct pleasing to you,
        faithful perseverance in waiting for you,
        and the hope of finally embracing you."

        ~St Thomas Aquinas