Tag Archives: nature

Electric Circuits

Contemplation in Action: Week 2 Electric Circuits Wednesday, July 5, 2017 Moses’ experience of the burning bush (Exodus 3:1-6) links action and contemplation as the very starting place of the Judeo-Christian tradition. His encounter is surely an inner one, but it immediately drives him outwardly, as deep inner experience tends to do. It is a Read More »

Nature: Week 2 Summary

Nature: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, November 13-Friday, November 18, 2016 We either honor God in all things or we soon lose the basis for seeing God in anything. (Sunday) Bonaventure saw all things as likenesses of God, fingerprints and footprints (vestigia Dei) that reveal the divine DNA underlying all living links in creation. (Monday) Creation Read More »

Our Only Home

Nature: Week 2 Our Only Home Friday, November 18, 2016 Our world is a sacred whole in which we have a sacred mission. —Joanna Macy [1] We are summoned to become fully human. We must mature into people who are, first and foremost, citizens of Earth and residents of the universe, and our identity and Read More »

One Part of Creation

Nature: Week 2 One Part of Creation Thursday, November 17, 2016 If you would learn more, ask the cattle, Seek information from the birds of the air. The creeping things of earth will give you lessons, And the fishes of the sea will tell you all. There is not a single creature that does not Read More »

Nature Reflects God’s Goodness

Nature: Week 2 Nature Reflects God’s Goodness Wednesday, November 16, 2016 God brought things into being in order that his [sic] goodness might be communicated to creatures, and be represented by them; and because his goodness could not be adequately represented by one creature alone, he produced many and diverse creatures, that what was wanting Read More »

Creation Is the Primary Cathedral

Nature: Week 2 Creation Is the Primary Cathedral Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Creation itself—not ritual or spaces constructed by human hands—was Francis’ primary cathedral. It is no accident that the majority of Jesus’ stories and metaphors are based on human and natural observations, not classroom theology. It is not unimportant that both Jesus and Francis Read More »

The Univocity of Being

Nature: Week 2 The Univocity of Being Monday, November 14, 2016 Christ has something in common with all creatures. With the stone he [sic] shares existence, with the plants he shares life, with the animals he shares sensation, and with the angels he shares intelligence. Thus all things are transformed in Christ since in the Read More »

Great Chain of Being

Nature: Week 2 Great Chain of Being Sunday, November 13, 2016 I would like to reclaim an ancient, evolving, and very Franciscan metaphor—the Great Chain of Being—to name the nature of the universe, God, and the self, and to direct our future thinking. Using this image, medieval theologians tried to communicate a linked and coherent Read More »

Nature: Week 1 Summary

Nature: Week 1 Summary: Sunday, November 6-Friday, November 11, 2016 When you don’t recognize that the Christ Mystery is universal, that God is present in—and is saving—all of creation, you can choose what you respect and what you disrespect, what you love and what you hate. (Sunday) God is saving creation and bringing all creatures Read More »

The Soul of All Things

Nature: Week 1 The Soul of All Things Friday, November 11, 2016 Apprehend God in all things, for God is in all things. Every single creature is full of God and is a book about God. Every creature is a word of God. If I spent enough time with the tiniest creature—even a caterpillar— I Read More »

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