Wednesday, October 26, 2011

God’s Grandeur

Fr. Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J.
Before the Puritans, the Presbyterians and the Transcendentalist, there was John Calvin and his counsel to find God in the “Book of Nature” which parallels other sacramental religions. The Jesuit poet, Gerard Manley Hopkins, in the poem “God’s Grandeur,” penned the following vision of nature fraught with the divine: 
“The world is charged with the grandeur of God/It will flame out, like shining shook foil/It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil/Crushed.”
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