Every once a while someone sends me something that I absolutely have to share. Even though I’ve got a multitude of other things to do. The biggest one being cleaning my refrigerator. And the smallest one being writing a book. Or did I get that mixed up? Never mind.
This is a brilliant website compilation of quotes called:
From the website:
“The following quotations describe some of the ways historical Christians have described the potential to learn spiritual lessons from the world around us. These citations, plus a few from other religious traditions, show that this concept was once well rooted in religious thought. This is evidence of a traditional dimension of faith which has largely been left in the past. ”
Here are some of the quotes — fyi, there are many, many. This page goes on and on and on.
Origen (185 – 254)
The parallel between nature and Scripture is so complete,
We must necessarily believe that the person
Who is asking questions of nature and
The person who is asking questions of Scripture
Are bound to arrive at the same conclusions.
Meister Eckhart (1260 – 1327)
Sermons in Creatures
Anyone who truly knows creatures may be excused from listening to sermons for every creature is full of God, and is a book.
[mare note: I finally have an excuse to give to my father for leaving the Catholic Church, not that I can really claim the above, but I can try… ;~) ]
And there appears to be some other quotes from other cultures that are not Christian based.
Fascinating and a powerful collection…
ps. still begs the question: “How did Christianity lose this awareness and get so off-track and disconnected?”
I’m not going to even try to answer that tonight. Have a refrigerator to clean. ;~)