Friday, May 17, 2013

Intoxicating excess

Esurientes implevit bonis.
He hath filled the hungry with good things.  Luke 1:53

Tintoretto Last Supper, San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice
Last Supper  ~ Tintoretto ~ San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice

"For our sakes Christ became bread and wine, food and drink.
We make bold to eat Him and to drink Him.

This bread gives us solid and substantial strength.
This wine bestows courage, joy out of all earthly measure,
sweetness, beauty, limitless enlargement and perception.

It brings life in intoxicating excess,
both to possess and to impart."

Romano Guardini (+1968)

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