Saturday, May 14, 2016

Year C, Trinity Sunday, Psalm 8: A little lower than God


3 When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars that you have established;
4 what are human beings that you are mindful of them,
mortals that you care for them?
5 Yet you have made them a little lower than God,
and crowned them with glory and honor.
6 You have given them dominion over the works of your hands;

The earth itself is but a speck of dust in the vast cosmos, and infinitely smaller than that, we humans, here but for a most fleeting moment, arise out of the dust and have the breath of God breathed into us by the power of his Spirit.  A little lower than God.  

Of all that could be said about human creativity, and the capacity we have to work our own wonders, there is one thing above all that stands out in the face of the vast universe.

We have the capacity to love,
We are loved,
And in the loving and being loved,
We are created in the very image of God.

The most glorious stars and galaxies cannot say that.

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
Eternal and One
seeking fulfillment
by loving dust.

A miracle.

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