Creation and the Order of Love

Requievit Dominus Die Septimo ab Omni Opere Quod Patrarat, c. 12th century, Monreale Cathedral, Sicily.

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the upcoming release of a document on human dignity from the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith.

“Creation is the order of love. When we cooperate with the order of Creation, we grow and become more like the one who created us. Sin, by contrast, arises from and causes the disordering of our loves. When we love the wrong things, or love them in the wrong way, we not only violate the order of things, we invite further disorder, for ourselves and others. Sin masks and diminishes our dignity, though never destroys it entirely.”

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