Behold how Christ is the foundation of the church and the apostles are the foundations! Christ is by a figure of speech – antonomastice – the foundation because the edifice of the church begins from him and is finished in him and through him. But the prophets and apostles are the foundations because their authority bears up our weakness.
I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.
Behold the child, by Nature’s kindly law pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.
Pleasant it to behold great encounters of warfare arrayed over the plains, with no part of yours in peril.
What our eyes behold may well be the text of life but one’s meditations on the text and the disclosures of these meditations are no less a part of the structure of reality.