Creator God

“Ever since the creation of the world, his invisible attributes of eternal power and divinity have been able to be understood and perceived in what he has made” (Rom 1:20).  The Navajo Indians believed that when a craftsman made a basket or any other object, a bit of his spirit entered into that object. We might not say that for what we make, but there is a sense in which what we make reveals something about us.  Think about the last thing you made. Surely some value of yours, some preference of yours, some part of you is revealed in it.  Now God, he made the entire world ex nihilo, out of nothing, and everything in the world reveals God. His spirit truly is a part of everything. This is why Catholics love science; the more we study biology or physics or space, the more we come to understand more about God–the God who created it all, and whose creation continues. We ought not to think about creation as a thing entirely of the past. It carries on. And the Gospel tells us that the most important thing God creates is us, and what matters most of us is our hearts. Today we pray that God will renew, recreate our hearts.