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Creation Points to God – Christine Valters Paintner

May 13, 2016

“I love the way nature was a profound teacher and wisdom guide for [Thomas] Merton. He experienced all of creation as pointing the way toward our true selves, which is who we were created to be at heart by the divine creative force, and not who we imagine ourselves to be with all of our agendas, goals, and strivings. He saw the lakes, the sea, the mountains, trees and animals as saints because they are so intrinsically themselves. To be a saint means to be fully oneself. These elements of creation do not spin stories that take them away from their true nature.”
 — Christine Valters Paintner, PhD Illuminating the Way: Embracing the Wisdom of Monks and Mystics 

Can you discover grace in all the elements of creation, allowing their wisdom into your life?

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