Managing Monday with Thomas Aquinas

Posted by on Mar 19, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) is regarded as one of the most significant shapers of Christian theology. He followed the tradition of scholasticism, and was a champion of reason and natural theology. His “necessary first cause” argument for the existence of God is still widely used – albeit a source of much debate.  The Catholic Church continues to view him as a model teacher for those studying for the priesthood. While a selection of a few of his insights cannot possibly do justice to his thoughts, they can perhaps act as a tiny taster…

  • To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible. Thomas Aquinas
  • Obedience unites us so closely to God, that, in a way, transforms us into Him, so that we have no other will but His. If obedience is lacking, even prayer cannot be pleasing to God. Thomas Aquinas
  • If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever. Thomas Aquinas
  • To pray for another is an act of charity. Thomas Aquinas

As always, nice chatting…

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