When you hear that Jesus is begotten of God, beware lest some inept form of carnal thought appear before the eyes of your mind. With the insight of both dove and eagle, believe in all simplicity and grasp with penetrating gaze that from this eternal Light, both immense and most simple, both dazzling and most hidden, there proceeds a coeternal, coequal, and consusbtantial Resplendence who is the Power and Wisdom of the generating Father, in whom the Father designed all things from eternity; by whom also He made the world, governs it, and ordains it for His own glory; partly by nature, partly by grace, partly by justice, partly by mercy, so that nothing in this world is left to chance.
Bonaventure, The Tree of Life I.1
[Bonaventure, The Works of Bonaventure I: Mystical Opuscula, José de Vinck, tr., Martino Pulbishing (Mansfield Centre, CT: 2016), p. 104.]
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