God’s Crown of Creation

11-19-2017Fr. Larry Merta

Here’s a picture of the Manoa Falls Park on the Island of Oahu, a place teeming with sights and sounds like thoseprior to the security breach at Jurassic Park. After packing up my gear but before walking up the trail to the Falls, Itook another mental picture, a paused meditation. It spoke to me of Genesis, ‘Then God said, “Let the waterteem with an abundance of living creatures, and on the earth let birds fly beneath the dome of the sky”. Ofcourse, the picture of creation is not complete without the insertion of God’s crown of creation in the world—man.(By the way, Mary is God’s most precious jewel in that crown.) The thought crossed my mind to put sweaty, dirty,unshaven me in the frame. In the end I chose to spare you an ordeal with the giggles.

  • Your Pastor,
  • Fr. Larry

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