Quote for the Day

Nothing in the universe resembles God more than silence. — Meister Eckhart, as quoted by John O'Donohue in Four Elements: Reflections on Nature … [Read more...]

Water, Wind, Earth & Fire

Water, Wind, Earth & Fire: The Christian Practice of Praying with the Elements By Christine Valters Paintner Notre Dame, IN: Sorin Books, 2010 Review by Carl McColmanIt doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that St. Francis of Assisi's "Canticle of the Creatures" (also known as the "Canticle of the Sun") is a powerful and poetic evocation of God's presence in the elements of nature. But few Christians, in my experience, seem to draw the connection that if the elements are indeed … [Read more...]