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Loving Nature

To us, a person cannot fully love God unless he or she also loves God's creation:

whether it's expressed in the form of Mary's painting at the top of the page, or in Carol Vito's photo of this winter wonderland,

or through the gentle beauty of this mother and child drinking water,

or the beauty of this spotted touch-me-not,

or through this cat and rat who prove that Isaiah's prophecy of a peaceable kingdom (11:6-9) is a reality,

or through this peaceful encounter with a mouse in a tree.

Comments by Frank L. Hoffman - 10 Jan 2003

Dear Rod and Others:

If one "is not to love nature as she is", then how do we reconcile John 3:16 where we are told that God so love the world (cosmos, the whole of creation), and not just humans?

I believe that we are to have no limit to our love, and in that perfect love, we're to pray and strive for the perfect world to come.

We're to be peacemakers (children of God) as were told in Matthew 5:9, and as children of God, we to free the whole of creation from its present corrupted state (Romans 8:18-25).

In the Love of the Lord,

Frank

Go on to Comments by Rod Preece - 11 Jan 2003

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