Jean Pierre de Caussade (1675-1751)

How is it that, being continually reminded that
everything that happens in the world
is but a shadow, an image, the mystery of faith,
we persist in relying only on our human faculties,
and continue to interpret the merely temporal aspect
of the unanswerable enigma of our existence?
Like fools we continually fall into the trap
instead of lifting our eyes and going back
to the beginning, the source, the origin of things,
where everything has another name,
another shape; where everything
is transcendental, divine, holy.
(Jean-Pierre de Caussade)