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Monday, December 12, 2022

Take a Long and Thoughtful Look at What God Has Created

 In Romans 1, Paul makes this statement:

Ignoring God Leads to a Downward Spiral

18-23 But God’s angry displeasure erupts as acts of human mistrust and wrongdoing and lying accumulate, as people try to put a shroud over truth. But the basic reality of God is plain enough. Open your eyes and there it is! By taking a long and thoughtful look at what God has created, people have always been able to see what their eyes as such can’t see: eternal power, for instance, and the mystery of his divine being. So nobody has a good excuse. What happened was this: People knew God perfectly well, but when they didn’t treat him like God, refusing to worship him, they trivialized themselves into silliness and confusion so that there was neither sense nor direction left in their lives. They pretended to know it all, but were illiterate regarding life. They traded the glory of God who holds the whole world in his hands for cheap figurines you can buy at any roadside stand.

The Celtic Christianity stand was that there are two scriptures, the inspired writings and creation. It seems to me that those turning away from God have been entombed in "the asphalt jungle," and have not spent anytime, or very little time, communing with natural things. Maybe today, and future days, spend some time observing and being present with a flower or a tree or a sea shell, and with an animal, and then with another human person. In fact, a very powerful exercise is to be present with yourself, gazing into your eyes in a mirror, and after few minutes say to yourself in the mirror I salute the Christ  in you, I love you ... (or I salute the God, or the Light, etc.) By the way, being present requires no judgements, no condemnations, just being present with neutrality.

I also see there are those who have opted for "cheap figurines" of various forms. They are entombed in  consumerism, or sportsism, or politicalisms, or other non-natural, non-God created things. They have little room in their lives for the natural, except maybe in making speeches about it and using it for political purposes. Truth becomes irrelevant, not to be sought, and in the way of whatever entombs one. All must be sacrificed on the altar of whatever is the synthetic focus of the entombed, whether it be politics, or global warming, (or is it cooling?), or whatever has replaced a relationship with The Divine Presence.

The farther we remove ourselves from being with the natural, the more we are entombed. The more feral people become. The more empty people feel, and the more they feel that they do not matter and nothing they do matters either. Therefore, the more violent and outlandish they become.


There is a resurrection principle in creation, thank goodness. We see it in the springtime, in the butterflies, in the flourishing forest after the fire, and in Jesus and others who proved life beyond death. No matter how one is entombed, the freedom of resurrection is available. It is never too late. The Seed/Spark/Light of God within never goes away. A little watering with love and attention and It flowers forth.

I salute the Light of God in you and call it forth, Now.

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