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Rain Garden Today
In the beginning of the Gospel according to John it reads: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Word in this context means Logos, God active in creation, revelation, and redemption. Fortunately the Word, Logos, does not mean word the way we use it because later on in the Gospel it says: “The Word became flesh.” The Word is God or in the flesh the person we call Jesus is the Word.
I say this because today I experienced another example of how words in emails can be easily misunderstood and lead to more confusion and misunderstanding than clarity and understanding. I have a tendency to use too many words in emails and thus open myself more to misunderstanding. Yes, God or the Word became flesh in Jesus who is God, the Logos but not in words as we used them. Some call Jesus, the Word, Logos or heir to God since in his way we can most clearly see God. In Jesus we can glimpse God.
All of creation is like many words restlessly searching for the Word that is God. Even the flowers and vegetables in my front lawn gardens are words or reflections of God. St. Ignatius of Loyola said we should seek to find God in all things.
For me there is a hierarchy for finding God. Nature and Persons are on top of the list. Near the bottom of the list are emails. I try when possible to talk with someone in person rather than by email but often find it more convenient to use email. In email the discipline of fewer words elude me.
Perhaps if I see God more in nature and people in my presence I can more easily see God in words, even emails? On the side and below are some pictures I took today in our front yard gardens.
Day Lily Today 2
Wisconsin Wild Sunflowers Today
Corner of Vegetable Garden Today