Modern science speaks of a primary potential that is the source of ongoing creation. In the blaze of energy that formed the universe, all that is has become. From that mysterious beginning everything shares its origins and is connected. We call that Mystery God, and, in God, St. Paul tells us, we live and move and have our being. “God’s presence is woven throughout all creation and manifest in all that is.” We are all in relationship with the rest of creation and the awareness of God’s abiding presence calls us to have reverence and respect for all and to live in a spirit of contemplation.
The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of God’s hands.
Reflect on how your image of God is expanding.
How is the Spirit inviting you to grow?
Do you not know that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
1 Corinthians 3:16
Mystery asks us to live in the unknown with faith and to live in the uncertain with hope, trusting in the revelation of a deeper knowing and certainty that manifests as Love.
Judy Cannato, Radical Amazement
If we don’t understand creation correctly, we can’t hope to understand God correctly.
St. Thomas Aquinas
God said to Moses; I am Who am.
The scientists’ religious feeling takes the form of a rapturous amazement at the harmony of natural law, which reveals an intelligence of such superiority that, compared with it, all the systematic thinking and acting of human beings is an utterly insignificant reflection.
We all draw breath and life from the same source of creation.