Eo mens est imago Dei, quo capax Dei est et particeps esse potest.
St. Augustine, De Trinitate XIV:11
Tuesday, May 07, 2002 :::
Human beings are capable of loving just about anything. Even hate.
A lot of the things we can love do us no good when we love them. Actually, none of the things we might love -- money, beaches, wine, fame -- will do us any good: we become like what we love, and we are not things. A person who loves a thing, even a noble thing like the virtue of charity toward our neighbors, will become less of a person and more of a thing.
If we want to be happy, then we must love, not things, but persons.