God’s Love of Everything
Paul writes in Romans: And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God . . .
All creation; not just humans. God’s Love is permanent and forever for everything he has created; we should duplicate this love. We say we love God, but we do not love all of his creation. Our abuse of this planet is criminal. We are all to blame.
Richard Rohr writes: “Perhaps the primary example of Christians’ lack of attention to the Christ Mystery can be seen in the way we continue to pollute and ravage planet Earth, the very thing we all stand on and live from. Science now appears to love and respect physicality more than most religion does! No wonder that science and business have taken over as the major explainers of meaning for most people today (even many who still go to church).
Perhaps it is time we return to what is important for the preservation of God’s creations. We just celebrated the arrival of a new grandson. Will he be able to enjoy God’s creation, as my generation has? Will he be able to reverse the damages my generation has done to Earth? I pray so.