PFI #9

9. The Relationship Between Being and Goodness

Something cannot be good if it doesn’t exist.  The Good is that which all things desire — their own existence.  Therefore, ‘to be’ is ‘to be good’ and the converse.

When it comes to knowledge, Being is first.  When it comes to causing, Good is first.

PFI #8

8. The Meaning of “Creation”

According to St. Thomas, ‘creation’ is to make out of nothing.  We can never create, because it requires an infinite being to cross from non-being into being.  Creation itself is not a change; it must be whole and instantaneous.  Because God is pure act, there is only one eternal act of creation.