‘In omnibus respice finem,’ this adage of philosophy has been put into practice by God Himself.
The Book of Proverbs tells us that ‘The Lord hath made all things for Himself.’
But we know too and S. Paul repeats it many times that everything was made for Christ and by Christ.
Let us read the opening lines of the Gospel of S. John. It is the same truth expressed in sublime language.
Christ, in the thought of God, was the ideal Archetype of Creation and remains for us the great efficient, exemplary, and final cause of our nature and all its impulses, as regards the carrying out of the latter and the intention of the former.
(To be continued.)