Nature Is The First Bible~ January 29th.

Via Benjamin Riggs
on Jan 29, 2011
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Nature is the expression of God or the pressing out of God… It is his primary word or the original Bible. This is a reminder to appreciate this word.

“To be grateful is to recognize the Love of God in everything He has given us – and He has given us everything. Every breath we draw is a gift of His love, every moment of existence is a grace, for it brings with it immense graces from Him.

Gratitude therefore takes nothing for granted, is never unresponsive, is constantly awakening to new wonder and to praise of the goodness of God. For the grateful person knows that God is good, not by hearsay but by experience. And that is what makes all the difference.” ~from Thoughts In Solitude by Thomas Merton

In the video below, Father Richard Rohr elaborates on the roll of nature in Christian Spirituality.

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Ben Riggs is the author of Finding God in the Body: A Spiritual Path for the Modern West. He is also the director of the Refuge Meditation Group in Shreveport, LA and a teacher at Explore Yoga. Ben writes extensively about Buddhist and Christian spirituality on Elephant Journal, and his blog. Click here to listen to the Finding God in the Body Podcast. To keep up with all of his work follow him on Facebook or Twitter.


3 Responses to “Nature Is The First Bible~ January 29th.”

  1. themichellesmith says:

    So many valuable observations in this short video. I'm sharing it in western NC on my blog Thank you!
    My best,

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  3. TamingAuthor says:

    Franciscans, like Richard Rohr, follow Francis in seeing God incarnate in all of creation. Brother Sun, Sister Moon, etc.

    The difference from those who worship nature onto itself, is the acknowledgment of a supernatural cause to the natural realm, rather than assuming a naturalist view of causation.