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Scripture, God, and Nature – A Reflection

July 12, 2021
As my Mom would say… Hello Father Cardinal

Denise and I do miss our Rocky Mountain home with the abundance of amazing wildlife literally wandering through the neighborhood. However, I really do appreciate being able to breathe with my sleep apnea under control at a much lower elevation (1,000 feet above sea level versus 8,000 feet with hikes at 10,000 to 12,000 feet).

The cardinal family who lives in the neighborhood (in the trees on the non-built up lot next to us) has kept us entertained and enthralled. Both of our Moms loved cardinals, so to see them reminds us of our Moms and it seems as though they are visiting us.

Mom would be saying hello to Mother Cardinal!
The Mother and Father together

Thomas Merton speaks of the reading of scripture and how it renews him and he sees nature and the world around him differently.

By the reading of Scripture I am so renewed that all nature seems renewed around me and with me. The sky seems to be a pure, a cooler blue, the trees a deeper green, light is sharper on the outlines of the forest and the hills and the whole world is charged with the glory of God and I feel fire and music in the earth under my feet. — Thomas Merton (The Sign of Jonas, p. 215-216)

We are thankful that God speaks to us through the abundance of creation here in Georgia as God did in the mountains of Colorado.

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