Symbol and Reality: The Beauty and Truth of Christ

About William Ockham

I am a father of two with eclectic interests in theology, philosophy and sports. I chose the pseudonym William Ockham in honor of his contributions to philosophy, specifically Occam's Razor, and its contributions to modern scientific theory. My blog ( explores Ignatian Spirituality and the intersection of faith, science and reason through the life and writings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (pictured above).
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4 Responses to Symbol and Reality: The Beauty and Truth of Christ

  1. mkenny114 says:

    Thanks for the re-blog πŸ™‚

  2. Lynda says:

    I appreciate this line: “they whisper instead of speaking”. So many things in our culture shout and it becomes difficult to hear the whispers. God calls us to the silence in order to hear God’s voice. “Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10

    • Hi Lynda, I love that Psalm. It is often hard to find silence in Western Culture with advertising and billboards, TV and radio constantly bombarding us. That is why I so value my solitude and prayer time, both in the brief periods throughout the day and during my annual retreat.

      W. Ockham

  3. ptero9 says:

    “Often the ambiguity is created by the plethora of associations evoked by an image or action.”
    Yes! ..and that too evokes the sense of beauty in us.

    Perhaps it is not so much the content of the subjective meaning of our experience of beauty that has value for us, but rather the experience itself, because it immerses us in transcendence and mystery. Humbling, for sure.

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