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An Attracting God: In Celebration of the Season of Creation

So the Pope says:
There is a mystical meaning to be found in a leaf, in a mountain trail, in a dewdrop, in a poor person’s face. The mystic experiences the intimate connection between God and all things. (233-234, Laudato Si’)

Whatever about us trainee-mystics experiencing the intimate connection between God and all things, we can, as a simple exercise, take one small leaf and stay with it until we catch on to its connectedness with the one who made and sustains it.

God wants to be found not only in cells, caves and chapels but also in nature, and in the chaos of human history. We are invited into divine company to sit with God and see the world from that privileged vantage point! We live in the presence of an attracting God, who is constantly trying to get our attention. Through every crumb of creation this God is leading us ever onward and inward to the heart of things, to God’s very self. God is luring us on from in front rather than urging us from behind. Divine energy is not running down: it is attracting the cosmos to the one who, having made it, will complete it in ways beyond our wildest imagining.

Excerpted from Finding God in a Leaf – The Mysticism of Laudato Si’ by Brian Grogan SJ
(pp 26-27)