Christ of the Celts

Wisdom is deep within us

What does it mean to be made in the image of God?... In part, it is to say that wisdom is deep within us, deeper than the ignorance of what we may have done or become... When we lose touch with the wisdom that is within us, we live out of ignorance... Grace is given not to implant in us a foreign wisdom but to make us alive to the wisdom that was born in us.

~ from CHRIST OF THE CELTS by J. Philip Newell

The gift of well-being

Nature and grace are viewed as flowing together from God. They are both sacred gifts. The gift of nature ... is the gift of "being"; the gift of grace, on the other hand, is the gift of "well-being." Grace is given to reconnect us to our true nature.

~ from CHRIST OF THE CELTS by J. Philip Newell

God speaks to us through the element of creation

Just as God speaks to us through the words of scripture, so God speaks to us through the elements of creation. The cosmos is like a living sacred text that we can learn to read and interpret. Just as we prayerfully ponder the words of the Bible in Christian practice, and as other traditions study their sacred texts, so we are invited to listen to the life of creation as an ongoing, living utterance of God.

~ from CHRIST OF THE CELTS by J. Philip Newell

The great dance of love

The whole cosmos is a Self-giving of God. And we will find our place in the great dance only to the extent that we love.

~ from CHRIST OF THE CELTS by J. Philip Newell
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