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Wrestling with the Prophets, Essays on Creation Spirituality and Everyday Life
Matthew Fox

1 "All energy is interconnected."

2 "God hugs you. You are encircled by the arms of the mystery of God." Hildegard of Bingen

3 "Human beings give a home to the divine within them."

4 "It is built into us to be able to bring about justice."

5 "One who is not grateful is not yet alive, for gratitude is born of awe, wonder, and reverence."

6 "The Goddess tradition is about divinity's immanence in all things."

7 "How nobly man is constituted by nature, and how divine is the state to which he can come by grace." Meister Eckhart

8 "It is no small thing to proclaim…that human beings are made in the 'image and likeness of God.'…Does it mean that every human being is an artist and that in this discovery of one's vocation to create is found the Creator of all?"

9 "Deep ecumenism is needed today to bring forth the wisdom of all the world religions for the critical issues that our species faces at this..moment in earth history."

10 "Beauty is the purpose of history; peace, harmony, unity, music are different words that express the same reality. To be religious is to give your life so that the world may be more beautiful, more just, more at peace; it is to prevent egotistical and self-serving ends from disrupting this harmony of the whole." Arturo Paoli, 'Meditations on Saint Luke'

11 "The spirit in the human person is our quest for the infinite." Thomas Aquinas

12 "Jewish Wisdom literature taught that the 'spirit of the Lord fills the whole universe' (Wis. 1:7). Jewish cosmology teaches that the universe is one and that we are part of it and can know our place in it."

13 "The power of our ancestors is with us very much at this time."

14 "Every single person is a unique expression of the Cosmic Christ. As the mystics say, everyone is a unique mirror of God."

15 "Spirit works to bring persons together today around the Good News of humanity's power and responsibility to heal Mother Earth, to celebrate our shared existence, and to revere creation."

16 "God is found not only in the light and glory of creation but also in absolute darkness."

17 "The oldest hymns of the Christian liturgy, those found in the epistles to the Ephesians (1:3-2:3), to the Colossians (1:15-20), and to the Philippians (2:6-11), celebrate the Cosmic Christ who 'fills the whole creation' and 'reconciles all thngs in heaven and all things on earth.'"

18 "Now consider this: God is in everything, but God is nowhere as much as he is in the soul. There, where time never enters, where no image shines in, in the innermost and deepest aspect of the soul God creates the whole cosmos. Everything which God created millions of years ago and everything which will be created by God after millions of years – God is creating all that in the innermost and deepest realms of the soul." Meister Eckhart

19 "In the whole of the history of the human race, no two musicians have spontaneously written the same song, no two painters have painted the same painting – an infinite capacity for creativity. If we want to remake our civilization, we must remake it around what is the Spirit in us: mind, heart, and creativity."

20 "Faith is said to drive out fear, and so does love. And the Father-Creator of all watches over even the sparrow falling from the nest, so there is no need to fear."

21 "There can be no thing that does not have within it the signature of God, the Creator of life, the living substance out of which all particular manifestations arise." Howard Thurman

22 "Compassionate healing by way of justice making is the greatest of the gifts we return to creation and the Creator."

23 "Compassion is an awareness of our ontological togetherness, of the kinship of all creation and all being."

24 "But who is God? God is Creator, God is constant birther of the universe, and we are called to be cocreators with God."

25 "The truly wise person kneels at the feet of all creatures." Mechtild of Magdeburg

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite