God sees nothing in us that He has not given.
Everything is empty until He places
what He wishes into it.
The soul is like an uninhabited world
that comes to life only when
God lays His head
The delight a child can know
tossing a ball into
my Lord confessed He experiences
whenever He looks
God sees nothing in us
that He has not
This from the author of modern Catholic morality, that sought to integrate the striving for individual excellence into the legalism of medieval thought.
– St. Thomas Aquinas, from Daniel Ladinsky’s Love Poems from God