Fulton Sheen: Reflections on Celibacy

Thursday, July 26, 2012
I just really loved Fulton Sheen's take on celibacy. This excerpt is from Treasure in Clay (The Autobiography of Fulton J. Sheen):
"Marriage and celibacy are not contraries in the area of love any more than atomic research and theology are contraries. All love is from God and all truth is from God. Celibacy and marriage both want love. Both are roadways to that ultimate. Celibacy uses the direct current; marriage uses the alternating current. Celibacy travels by air; marriage by roadway. Celibacy is like poetry keeping the idea ever in mind like a dream, but marriage uses a chisel and brush, concentrating more on marble and canvas. Celibacy jumps to a conclusion like an intuition; marriage, like reason, labors through ebb and flow, step by step."

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