Saturday, April 10, 2010
A standard theme in Wednesday Sunday School is that love creates. Begin with God. God is Love; hence, God creates. God is all Love, thus God creates all. As Dante observed, "L'amor che muove il sole e l'altre stelle/ Love that moves the sun and the other stars." Acting as God's agents, husbands and wives love. Their love creates children. All people love; they create all sorts of stuff. Humans are so love-infused they create all the time, can't stop themselves. And sometimes God's creativity is most winsomely revealed in the most offhand things people do.
I'm thinking especially of the things people do on YouTube in venues where they're half-ignored.
To introduce a single example, I assume you're familiar with two small pieces of music (even if you don't know their names):
Gymnopedie #1 by Erik Satie (short version)
and Take Five by Dave Brubeck
Once you're reacquainted with these two, listen to this beguiling bit. It's all the more appealing for being performed amidst the clink, clatter & conversation of a banquet hall dinner. Ofttimes the smallest, most unremarked stuff can be shot through with God's grace.
Even if no-one is really listening I imagine He is happy.