Friday, March 01, 2024

Capon: it was very good

Friday, March 1, 2024
    Feast of David, Bishop of Menevia, Patron of Wales, c.601
    And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
    —Genesis 1:31 (KJV)
    The world exists, not for what it means but for what it is. The purpose of mushrooms is to be mushrooms, wine is in order to wine: Things are precious before they are contributory. It is a false piety that walks through creation looking only for lessons which can be applied somewhere else. To be sure, God remains the greatest good; but, for all that, the world is still good in itself. Indeed, since He does not need it, its whole reason for being must lie in its own goodness; He has no use for it, only delight.
    ... Robert Farrar Capon (1925-2013), The Supper of the Lamb, New York: Doubleday, 1969, p. 86 (see the book)
    See also Gen. 1:31; Deut. 23:4; Job 38:4-7; Ps. 19:1-2; 104:24; Isa. 42:5; John 1:3,10; 1 Cor. 8:5-6; Col. 1:15-17; 1 Tim. 4:4; Heb. 1:1-2
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, make me more aware of the goodness of Your creation.
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