All Things Shining

Thomas Thinks and Finds Things Interesting

"we often speak of the content of Scripture, all while thinking that this content is the message. It is nothing of the sort. The content is everybody who read the Bible: so, in reading it, some people “hear” it, and others don’t. All are users of the Word of God, all are its content, but only a small number of them discern its true message. The words are not the message; the message is the effect on us, and that is conversion.” 

Marshall McLuhan, Medium and the Light 104

"The Church is not a manufactured item; she is, rather the living seed of God that must be allowed to grow and ripen. This is why the Church needs the Marian mystery; this is why the Church herself is a Marian mystery. There can be fruitfulness in the Church only when she has this character, when she becomes holy soil for the Word. We must retrieve the symbol of the fruitful soil; we must once more become waiting, inwardly recollected people who in the depth of prayer, longing, and faith give the Word room to grow."

Mary: The Church at the Source' by Cardinal Ratzinger 17

"Insofar as theology is contemplation and prayer it is part of the contemplation of the thingness and the mysteries


Theology should ideally be a study of the thingness, the nature of God, since it is a form of contemplation. But insofar as it is a theoretical or intellectual construct, it is purely a game, through perhaps a very attractive game.”

Marshall McLuhan, The Medium and the Light 82

"The freedom to have multiple partners rather than be tied down to one is more congruent with listing 600 people as “friends” on your Facebook profile."

- Relationships in Late Capitalism

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Christ Crucified between the Two Thieves: The Three Crosses
Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch, 1606–1669)
Drypoint, engraving, and scraping