This is eternal joy: when truth is transparent, and the Word of God, and the Wisdom by which all things were made, and his surpassing mercy,is known and loved. (Augustine, Sermon 75, 10; PL 38, 479)

Rev. Joseph A. Komonchak, professor emeritus of the School of Theology and Religious Studies at the Catholic University of America, is a retired priest of the Archdiocese of New York.

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