“The inexhaustible nature of transcendence is expressed in the
profusion of creatures. The universe is the first Bible. Each being
manifests the creative word which gives it its identity and attracts
it. Each being manifests a dynamic idea, something willed by God.
Ultimately each thing is a created name of him who cannot be named.”
– Olivier Clement, “The Roots of Christian Mysticism” –
Thomas Merton wrote that each being is “spoken like a word” from the being of God. Here each being is a “dynamic idea” willed by God.
Peace may be as simple, and as elusive, as reading the walking, talking Gospel in each person.