Easter came and went and I forgot to change the patron saint for this blog. How embarrassing.
I’ve chosen St. Anselm of Canterbury, an English archbishop who is best known for his ontological argument. It is no accident that I’ve chosen St. Anselm in light of this; I’m hoping to do some work on ontological arguments in general over this summer, which is fast approaching.
That said, I think his best work is Cur Deus Homo, a dialogue that gives philosophical support to why God the Son became man. It’s actually a brilliant work which isn’t given enough attention, in my opinion. It’s better than his frequently cited Monologium and Proslogion, which are alright as well (these works are where his ontological argument is formulated).
O my God, teach my heart where and how to seek You,where and how to find You.You are my God and You are my all and I have never seen You.You have made me and remade me,You have bestowed on me all the good things I possess,Still I do not know You.I have not yet done that for which I was made.Teach me to seek You.I have not yet done that for which I was made.Teach me to seek You.I cannot seek You unless You teach meor find You unless You show Yourself to me.Let me seek You in my desire,let me desire You in my seeking.Let me find You by loving You,let me love You when I find You.Amen