Creation Gives Thanks

Deer on bluff at Bolinas
We will find this truth naturally inheres in all creatures who, even though unable to speak, offer better thanks to their benefactors through action than we humans do in word

 

It is so thoughtful and commendable to thank those who do us favors that if we glance around, we see that when earth is regaled by heaven’s waters and sunlight, it sends forth grass and flowers in grateful payment for the gift. Very tenderly the gardener cares for the trees so that, having grown quite tall, they bend down their fruit…to pick, almost as if to say: “Take this fruit in return for your kind care.”

– Reading from Tuesday’s Psalter: Francisco de Osuna, The Third Spiritual Alphabet

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