Anyone who truly knows creatures
may be excused from listening to sermons,
for every creature is full of God,
and is a book.
~ Meister Eckhart
Each and every creature is a unique word of God, with its own message, its own metaphor, its own energetic style, its own way of showing forth goodness, beauty, and participation in the Great Mystery. Each creature has its own glow and its own unique glory. To be a contemplative is to be able to see each epiphany, to enjoy it, protect it, and draw upon it for the common good. ~ Richard Rohr