[Commonplace books: Thomas Farnaby, 17th-century]
I do not venerate matter, but the Creator of matter, who became matter for my sake and deigned to live in matter and bring about my salvation through matter. I will not cease therefore to venerate that matter through which my salvation was achieved. But I do not venerate it in absolute terms as God! How could that which, from non-existence, has been given existence, be God? . . . But I also venerate and respect all the rest of matter which has brought me salvation, since it is full of energy and holy graces.
Posted by Jeff on 08.03.2011
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