MAY THESE BENEFITS OF THE NATURAL ORDER REMIND US OF THOSE EVEN GREATER IN THE SUPERNATURAL ORDER
Rey continues to describe Bishop Eugene’s words at the blessing of the canal which brought life-giving water from the mountains to the city of Marseilles.
After having shown the intervention of Providence in all human works, and the purpose of these works which can only be the triumph of religion, after having paid homage to the skilful engineer, M. de Montricher, and to all those who had contributed to the realization of such a great and beautiful work, the Prelate concluded:
“Above all, honor and praise, glory and eternal gratitude to God, from whom all good guidance proceeds! May these benefits of the natural order remind us of those even greater in the supernatural order, and teach us to appreciate them with dignity; may these beneficial waters, flowing among us, be to our eyes like those of Jacob’s well, an image of the living waters of grace, alone capable of quenching the ardent thirst of the soul, and may they make us more eager to draw for eternal life from the springs of the Savior.”
Eugene de Mazenod quoted by Rey (Volume 2 pages 255-256)
“For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything.” (Hebrews 3:4)
This entry was posted in WRITINGS
. Bookmark the permalink