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Wednesday of Hope – Go and Create Something

In a time of destruction, create something: a poem, a parade, a community, a school, a vow, a moral principle; one peaceful moment.

– Maxine Hong Kingston

And aren’t the creations of Dale Chihuly a wonder to behold!

Sacrament

The created world is the primordial sacrament.

– Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ

And what does this tremendous diversity in creation tell us about the Creator?

And what does this tremendous diversity in creation tell us about the Creator?

The Tetons – Crammed with God’s Beauty

This is one of my favorite quotes from poetry:

Earth’s crammed with heaven
And every common bush
Afire with God
But only he who sees,
Takes off his shoes.
The rest sit round it,
And pluck blackberries.

-Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Certainly the Grand Tetons are crammed with the beauty of God

Certainly the Grand Tetons are crammed with the beauty of God

 

Let Us Recognize All of God’s Creation

While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God’s creation.
– May Angelou

Can you spot the chipmunk?

Can you spot the chipmunk?

Is Anything Really Ever Lost?

The day misspent, the love misplaced, has inside it the seed of redemption. Nothing is exempt from resurrection.

– Kay Ryan

All creation awaits

All creation awaits

Weekly Photo Challenge: Background

Do you reverence creation? Or is it only background? God might think differently – God would kneel down.

Is the sight or the sound of the red winged bird just background?

Is the sight or the sound of the red winged bird just background?

 

 

I think God might be a little prejudiced. 
For once He asked me to join Him on a walk
through this world,

and we gazed into every heart on this earth,
and I noticed He lingered a bit longer
before any face that was
weeping,

and before any eyes that were
laughing.

And sometimes when we passed
a soul in worship

God too would kneel down.

I have come to learn: God
adores His
creation.

– St. Francis of Assisi, Love Poems From God, translated by Daniel Ladinsky

 

 

 

 

How Are Our Lives a Gift to Creation?

craneOur first reading today is from the book of Genesis. We are reminded of the gift that creation is to us. May we also remember that we are to be a gift to creation.

Let us ask ourselves today, “How is creation a gift to me?” and “How am I a gift to creation?”

God also said: “See, I give you every seed-bearing plant all over the earth and every tree that has seed-bearing fruit on it to be your food; and to all the animals of the land, all the birds of the air, and all the living creatures that crawl on the ground, I give all the green plants for food.” And so it happened. God looked at everything he had made, and he found it very good. Evening came, and morning followed–the sixth day.

– Genesis 1:29-31