God’s Love and Nature

Jul 12, 2023

Today, we have selected words by Merton and Teilhard that provide analogies in nature for God’s love. Take a few moments today to step out into your corner of the world and see, hear and touch Creation. Can you sense God’s love too?


Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity,Teilhard and Merton

we shall harness for God the energies of love,

and then, for a second time in the history of the world,

man will have discovered fire.

~Pierre Teilhard de Chardin


For it is God’s love that warms me in the sun

and God’s love that sends the cold rain.

It is God’s love that feeds me in the bread I eat

and God that fees me also by hunger and fasting.

It is the love of God that sends the winter days when I am cold and sick,

and the hot summer when I labor and my clothes are full of sweat.

But it is God Who breathes on me with light winds off the river

and in the breezes out of the wood.

His love spreads the shade off the sycamore over my head

and sends the water-boy along the edge of the wheat field with a bucket from the spring,

while the laborers are resting and the mules stand under the tree.

~Thomas Merton