Posts tagged ‘wonder’
To pray is to take notice of the wonder, to regain a sense of the mystery that animates all beings, the divine margin in all attainments. Prayer is our humble answer to the inconceivable surprise of living. It is all we can offer in return for the mystery by which we live….
Amidst the meditation of mountains, the humility of flowers wiser than all alphabets–clouds that die constantly for the sake of God’s glory–we are hating, hunting, hurting. Suddenly we feel ashamed of our clashes and complaints in the face of the tacit glory in nature.
– Abraham Joshua Heschel, from Quest for God
I remember reading Silent Spring by Rachel Carson when I was in high school (seems like ages ago!). It seems we still have not learned from her wisdom.
Wonder is the desire of knowledge.
– St. Thomas Aquinas
Today is the Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas. He was born in Naples in 1225, and became a Dominican Friar. Because of his studies, writing, and teaching he was named a Doctor of the Church in 1567. He has had a profound influence on Christian theology.