Thursday, February 11, 2016

expectant reverence

God is within all things, but not included; outside all things, but not excluded; above all things, but not beyond their reach.
Pope Saint Gregory I

There is a unique kind of transparence about things and events. The world is seen through, and no veil can conceal God completely. So the pious man is ever alert to see behind the appearance of things a trace of the divine, and thus his attitude toward life is one of expectant reverence.
Abraham Joshua Heschel

Because God created the Natural - invented it out of His love and artistry - it demands our reverence.
C.S. Lewis, God in the Dock

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