Tag: creation

Observations: Genesis 2

The Bible has found its way back into my hands. Here are my notes for the second chapter of Genesis: The creation account in chapter two is significantly different from the creation account of chapter one. This time around, God creates man before the animals. Before creating the beasts, however, God “planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and…

The Beginning of Wisdom

I finished reading Crossing the Threshold of Hope by Pope John Paul II today, and want to share a few paragraphs from the last three pages: Is contemporary man truly moved by a filial fear of God, a fear that is first of all love? One might think—and there is no lack of evidence to this effect—that Hegel’s paradigm of the…

Observations: Genesis 1

  I’ve read the entire Bible at least twice, using The One-Year Bible, Catholic Edition. I’ve decided to dive in again, but this time I’m using The Ignatius Bible, which is a Revised Standard Version. I’m also taking notes. Here is what I wrote down while reading the first chapter of Genesis: And God said, “Let there be light.” And…

Bad Trades

This paragraph in today’s Glimpse of Grace from Madeleine L’Engle meshes well with the words of Bishop Robert Barron published to accompany today’s readings in Magnificat. So, here’s L’Engle: God created, and it was joy: time, space, matter. There is, and we are part of that is-ness, part of that beginning. That is our calling: co-creation. Every single one of…

Icon for Epiphany

While I remember little about René Descartes from what I read in college, I tend to think of him as the man who opened the door to the church of science. Perhaps I’m wrong, but this excerpt from today’s Glimpse of Grace by Madeleine L’Engle leads me to believe that I might be right in my not-especially-well-informed view of the…