The Primary Locus of the Sacred

Nature itself is the primary Bible; the world as is the primary locus of the sacred.

Notice that Paul is not saying that Revelation started when the Bible was written. No, revelation started at the moment of creation, what we now call the Big Bang; and the primary Bible is reality, what is! The written Bible has only existed in a nanosecond of human history.

Do you really think God had nothing to say until the last nanosecond—that God was completely quiet until we wrote the Bible? And we did. I’m not saying that it isn’t inspired, but we wrote it, so we are more at home with something we wrote.

We are given in creation, a natural way to reconnect with God every day. And it doesn’t depend on getting a degree in philosophy or theology. It depends on really being present!

— Richard Rohr

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