Today’s post is a reblog is from the outstanding new blog Playful Theology. The author is Jessie Rogers, a Scripture scholar and Godly Play practitioner who is a fan of Teilhard de Chardin.
Jesse Rogers also has a great site devoted to the Sunday readings.
Genesis 1 is an incredibly beautiful story of origins open to readings at many levels. What I offer here is a ‘spiritual reading’, one which sees in these verses a metaphor for the emergence of something new in our lives. This Scripture anchors me and gives me courage in those periods of change when I struggle to trust God with the process, when I am ‘on the way to something unknown, something new’ and I have to ‘accept the anxiety of feeling myself in suspense and incomplete’. As those quotes from Teilhard de Chardin suggest, this reflection arises out of reading Genesis 1 in light of his thought, and particularly his exhortation to trust in the slow work of God This was originally penned as a meditative reflection for a community process of listening to the Spirit, but it could equally be used for individual reflection.
In the beginning…
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