Why did God create us? Consider the orange peel

Orange peel, more than it seems

Though some orange varieties favor the late spring, most ripen in the fall and winter. I mention that to set up a quote from Robert Farrar Capon's book The Supper of the Lamb, which could have have added significance as you next reach for an orange.Whether you rip off the peel in chunks or carefully remove it in a long ribbon, "[n]othing is more likely to become garbage than orange rind," he says; "but for as long as anyone looks at it in delight, it stands a million miles from the trash … [Read more...]

God made us to love us

God made us to love us

Why did God make us? When you look how the ancient writers of the Church thought about that question the answer might surprise. It’s the same reason he saved us: love. God made us to love us.The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit live in a relationship of eternal and mutual love. But, as fourth-century theologian Gregory Nazianzen observes, it is the nature of love to seek objects to love. For an uncreated God, that means it is natural to create. “Good must be poured out and go forth,” said Grego … [Read more...]


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