Everywhere I look, I see the creativity of God. When I go to visit my mom in Florida I always walk along the beach at the Atlantic Ocean. Some stand there and see a huge, obscure blue body of water. When I look out I "feel" the fish and other creatures that teem in the sea. I see the intelligence, creativity and passion behind it all. Everything points to God. Yesterday Fr. Blaise gave me some pictures of a trip he and I took to the Grand Canyon. Seeing those pictures reminded me of the breathtaking beauty and goosebumps I felt when I looked at the vast colored chasm before me. Countless years shaped its beauty under God’s guiding hand.
I just received an email with a YouTube video about the Hubble telescope. Some years ago the telescope was aimed at a seemingly dark area near the Big Dipper, the size of a grain of sand at arm’s length. After ten days aimed at the same spot, astronomer’s were stunned to see some 3000 galaxies, each containing billions of stars. The Kepler spacecraft, launched less than 2 years ago is beaming back pictures of planets similar to ours adding more fuel to the argument of life on other planets. The population of our planet is due to pass 7 billion this year! And God said it was very good.
We are made in God’s image. In addition to the awe and amazement I feel when I try to fathom the environment in which we live, I can’t help get in touch with an urge and passion within. A spark of God’s creativity lives in me that I must cultivate and surrender to. This aspiration is one of the forces driving me to preach, write, produce and risk. Get in touch with the imaginative fire of God all around you and within you. St. Paul of the Cross said, "Love is ingenious." Allow the daring, unlimited, imagination of God to take you where you’ve never gone.
Fr. Cedric Pisegna, C.P. is a missionary preacher, author of 14 books and creator of television and radio programs airing in many cities. You can learn more about his ministry at: http://www.frcedric.org/