I've spent a lot of time thinking about the words of Sister Mary Beth Ingham, a professor at the Franciscan School of Theology. She led part of a retreat I attended last weekend; and her explanation on Franciscan theology was inspiring. Simply put, it's a theology that embraces the idea that life is full of beauty, and God's creation is full of goodness and beauty. God has promised that He will be present with us for our journey, present in a way that goes beyond the physical realm. He will be there, in our hearts, deeply rooted, in everything we see, in every bit of Creation we experience. He is there, in every bit of beauty, in every smile, every flower, every person. The Creation is good, we are good, and God wants us to thrive in the beauty He's created. I'm glad I got to spend some time away from the busy-ness of life. It's so important to be reminded of these things.
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