"If I thought my truth was meant for one
who could return into the world,
this flaming light would stir no more.
And yet, since none, if what I hear is true,
have returned alive from this abyss, then
without fear of facing shame I answer you."

Dante, Inferno


"'I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my family, for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’ Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.’ ‘No, father Abraham,’ the rich man said, ‘but if someone from the dead appears to them, they will repent.’ And Abraham said, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not change and repent, even if someone rises from the dead.’”

Luke 16:27-31


"Those among the rich who are not, in the rigorous sense, damned, can understand poverty, because they are poor themselves after a fashion; but they cannot understand destitution.  Capable of giving alms, perhaps, but incapable of stripping their own souls bare, they may be moved to the sound of beautiful music, to Jesus’s sufferings, but His Cross, the reality of His Cross, will horrify them.  They want it all out of gold, bathed in light, costly and of little weight; pleasant to see, hanging from a woman’s beautiful throat.

In the end, the only real tragedy is not to have been a saint."

Léon Bloy

Stocks rose to new highs today. Why not?

Gold and silver were largely unchanged on a largely unchanged Dollar.

Gold needs to take out 1300 and silver 17.

How sad it would be, not to be able to hear the music of the cherubim, as they sing their hymns of love to the Lord. In hell, all love is drowned out by the indignation and complaints of the unworthy who can never have enough of themselves, and so suffer in an endless desert devoid of love.
“What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.”

Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov
Need little, want less, love more. For they who abide in love abide in God, and God in them.

Have a pleasant evening.