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Thoroughly Alive

We must hunger after the beautiful and the good...

 

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Funny how you find themes in your current reading once your eyes have been shaped by the lens of a particular idea. Here's a quote from Wendell Berry that goes hand-in-hand with Kreeft's thoughts on love:

I take literally the statement in the Gospel of John that God loves the world. I believe that the world was created and approved by love, that it subsists, coheres, and endures by love, and that, insofar as it is redeemable, it can be redeemed only by love. I believe that divine love incarnate and indwelling in the world, summons the world always toward wholeness, which ultimately is reconciliation and atonement with God.

(From the essay Health is Membership, in the book The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays of Wendell Berry.)