OUR GOD IS NOT out of breath,
because he hath blown one tempest, and swallowed a Navy: Our God hath not
burnt out his eyes, because he hath looked upon a Train of Powder: In the
light of Heaven, and in the darkness of hell, he sees alike he sees not onely
all Machinations of hands, when things come to action; but all Imaginations
of hearts, when they are in their first Consultations; past, and present, and
future, distinguish not his Quando; all is one time to him: Mountains
and Tallies, Sea and Land, distinguish not his Ubi; all is one place
to him: When I begin, says God to Eli, I ugly make an end; not onely that all
Gods purposes shall have their certain end, but that even then, when he
begins, he makes an end: from the very beginning, imprints an infallible
assurance, that whom he loves, he loves to the end: as a Circle is printed
all at once, so his beginning and ending is all one.
[XXVI. Sermons (25), 1660]
The Study has been
prepared by Father Lance McAdam
who entered into rest July 14, 2003
May his soul, and the souls of all
the departed rest in peace.
And light perpetual shine upon him.