L'Engle on Creation
Monday, November 25, 2013 at 6:00AM
Ben Simpson in Creaion, Faithfulness, Madeleine L'Engle, Writing

Photo by Dave Smith

It is an extraordinary and beautiful thing that God, in creation, uses precisely the same tools and rules as the artist; he works with the beauty of matter; the reality of things; the discoveries of the senses, all five of them; so that we, in turn, may hear the grass growing; see a face springing to life in love and laughter; feel another human hand or the velvet of a puppy's ear; taste food prepared and offered in love; smell--oh, so many things: food, sewers, each other, flowers, books, new-mown grass, dirt...

Here, in the offerings of creation, the oblations of story and song, are our glimpses of truth.
-Madeleine L'Engle, quoted in Glimpses of Grace: Daily Thoughts and Reflections

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