The eternal Truth cannot be spoken. The eternal Truth cannot be written. The eternal Truth cannot be read. The eternal Truth can only be experienced. Once you experience this eternal Truth nothing or no one can take that experience away from you. It takes place within your Spirit. You transcend all that is physical and you experience Heaven on earth. When you experience this Truth you have been set free. You can try and express that Truth in words but it will always always miss the mark. You can not convey it in words, writings, or deeds. St. Thomas Aquinas after writing volumes of theological writings he experienced something so profound, so mind altering, so amazing, so profound that he stopped writing completely. In the Thurston and Attwater revision of Alban Butler’s Lives of the Saints, the episode is described this way: On the feast of St. Nicholas [in 1273, Aquinas] was celebrating Mass when he received a revelation that so affected him that he wrote and dictated no more, leaving his great work the Summa Theologiae unfinished. To Brother Reginald’s (his secretary and friend) complaints and criticisms he replied, “The end of my labors has come. All that I have written appears to be as so much straw after the things that have been revealed to me.” When later asked by Reginald to return to writing, Aquinas said, “I can write no more. I have seen things that make my writings like straw.” (www.catholic-forum.com/saintS/stt03002.htm)
Thomas Aquinas experienced the Father God of the Universe that dwells within, the eternal Truth. In that moment he became one with the Father. In that moment he experienced the Way, the Truth and the Life. In that moment He experienced God’s Kingdom. He experienced the I AM that AM. Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, no one comes to the Father except through Me.
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