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All Creation Is Incarnational

In the Book of Life we discover that all of creation tells us something about God—his power, wisdom and goodness. Stars, leaves, ladybugs, trees, flowers and humans, all in some way, bespeak God. Humans, of course, reflect God in the most explicit way because we are made in the image of God and thus have a capacity of likeness to God. But if we consider that every living element of creation, from quarks and leptons to atoms and humans, express the Word of God, then we might say that Incarnation has been happening for a very long time, indeed, ever since God uttered the eternal “yes” to a finite lover. All of creation is incarnational. That is why when Jesus, the Word made flesh, came among us, there was a “perfect fit” because all along creation was prepared to receive the fullness of the Word into it.

—from the book The Humility of God: A Franciscan Perspective  by Ilia Delio, OSF

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