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dc.contributor.authorHorn, Johnen_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 330en_US
dc.description.abstractThe beautiful story of creation, as told in the book of Genesis, invites this consideration: "How is God laboring in the present moment in all things and in all creatures to love me lavishly?"||Jesus' Spirit as Creator did not create only in a distant past series of events. Indeed, moment by moment Jesus' Spirit is animating and causing energy to flow in creation so that the sun shines, plants grow and, as Genesis tells us, even "all kinds of creeping things" can make us aware of God's nearness and the truth that God sees all these as "good." Remember how as children we could be captivated in wonder, watching all of the activity taking place in an anthill? Remember, too, how we would try to catch fireflies during late summer evenings? Really, we were the ones being caught, being momentarily captured by the goodness of God's active presence in creation.|Rereading the creation story in Genesis 1:20-2:4 reminds me of watching anthills and catching fireflies. Today this story invites us into childlike wonder as we look around the office and recall who was animating the tree that has become my desk and who is actively present behind and in the living principles of chemistry and physics at work in my microwave. My coffee cup seems like a solid mass, but in its shape are moving atoms held together by Jesus as Creator of nature's laws, loving us in and through them.|When we enter into childlike wonder we are able to notice Jesus’ Spirit, his active love, recreating moment by moment. In such wonder we may dare to taste and see the astounding truth that we ourselves are being held as God’s own image.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.rightsThese reflections may not be sold or used commercially without permission. Personal or parish use is permitted.en_US
dc.titleReflection for Tuesday, February 9, 1999: 5th week in Ordinary Time.en_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.program.unitUniversity Collegeen_US
dc.program.unitInstitute for Priestly Formationen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorHorn, John P.en_US Timeen_US 5en_US
dc.subject.local1Genesis 1:20-2:4aen_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 8:4-5, 6-7, 8-9en_US
dc.subject.local4Mark 7:1-13en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US Ien_US

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