Universal Enfolding 


Sometimes all that is needed to move us to contemplation and action is a simple yet profound quote.

Elizabeth A. Johnson’s, Abounding in Kindness: Writings for the People of God, the chapter entitled, “Creative Giver of Life, contains the following quote:Universal Enfolding


              The creative Giver of life abides in the natural world,

              forever moving over the void, breathing into the chaos,

            pouring out, informing, quickening, warming, groaning,

            interrupting, comforting, setting free, befriending,

              empowering, challenging, and blessing.  Now when we

            hear that “the love of God has been poured into our

            hearts by the Holy Spirit given to us” (Rom 5:5), we

            realize this love is universal: human, planetary, and




May these beautiful words of Johnson inspire us to open our hearts, minds and spirits “to enfold the natural world into the vibrant practice of faith.”

Veronica Blake