Friday of Week 32 – Wisdom 13:1-9; Psalm 18:2-5; Luke 17:26-37
“Naturally stupid are all men who have not known God and who, from the good things that are seen, have not been able to discover Him-who-is, or, by studying the works, have failed to recognise the Artificer.” (Wis 13)
Yes. When I look at a painting, I can have an idea of the artist who painted him. Both about how competent he is in his craft and about what was happening in his soul during the creation. Maybe that’s why, although I couldn’t always grasp everything, I was fascinated by such objects as biology, chemistry and physics. And maybe that’s why years ago asked why seminars often go to strict education without thinking, I fired that there are more humanism in science than humanities. They have nothing to do with the teaching of God, theology, and yet they say so much about Him. In the construction of an atom, a living cell and in an infinite cosmos, His wisdom is reflected …
But probably what told me more about God many years ago, was solitary, trek in the mountains. Ordinary grass, wildflowers, ice crystals and frosted trees, the light of a winter’s morning, the blue sky and the clouds that broke through the mountain ridges made me realise that God must be a lover of beauty. And a great expert. That’s why I am not surprised when I read in the Book of Wisdom: “If, charmed by their beauty, they have taken things for gods, let them know how much the Lord of these excels them, since the very Author of beauty has created them”.
True, good, and beauty. It’s them it that you can see God. It often turns out that my mind is lacking. Even more often turns out that I’m not as good as I should be. Then I’m left with a smile. So as to at least add to the world your sunny face to God’s signature.
God, I entrust to You every day of my life. I want my heart and all hearts to be ready for Your coming.