Listening to the Voice of Creation

In the last several weeks as I took my daily walks, I have heard the call of the migrating geese. This has triggered some good childhood memories while on my […]

In the last several weeks as I took my daily walks, I have heard the call of the migrating geese. This has triggered some good childhood memories while on my grandmother’s farm. The tall grasses and leaves have a spicy musty smell. I could be invisible as I would lay in the tall grasses and golden corn stalks. The butterflies have left and my friendships with the creatures change. As my father and uncles get ready for the annual duck and deer hunt in the marsh and woods on my grandmother’s land, I would talk to the geese and deer and would warn them to beware. The produce of the field has been gathered and the busyness and enjoyment of long warm days are behind us. Watching and truly listening to all of creation is a feeling of belonging and being a part of the greater web of life. This time of year, is a source of great awareness of the changing seasons in creation and the seasons of our life. We are thankful for the elements of Sister Water, Brother Fire, Brother Sun, Sister Moon, Brother Wind, Sister Mother Earth for the ever-changing seasons and help with all our needs.

Pope Francis has designated each year from September 1 through October 4th, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, as the “Season of Creation”.

How have you listened to the voice of creation?

What are the sounds, sights or even smells that you connect with in this season?

The Universe is asking us to look listen and become a part of the infinite beauty and goodness of creation. We can communicate with our animal friends any time, just as Francis did.

-Candace Bahr

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