Radcliffe on Dominic, truth, and love

Happy Feast of St Dominic!


“[Dominic had an] ability to see clearly, to recognize people’s humanity, their goodness, their suffering. Truth is perhaps, in the first place, a light that reveals the goodness and beauty of God’s world, and also its suffering and pain.

For this reason there is a close relationship between truth and love. That may seem strange, since we usually think of love as a nice warm feeling and nothing to do with the mind. But loving another person includes trying to understand who he or she really is. Growing in love implies coming to understand them, see through their eyes, penetrate their humanity; and growth in understanding overflows in love.”

–Timothy Radcliffe, OP, I Call You Friends