I have always loved reading about food; be it the history behind recipes, food culture, food memories and all the places in-between. Recently, I picked up the summer issue of Gastronomica: the Journal of Food and Culture and was unexpectedly delighted to find an article entitled “Of Raspberries and Religion” by Susan H. Swetnam, a Professor of English at Idaho State University.
On today’s bike ride meditation, I took a country road and thought about God’s good creation, and how we are part of that. I meditated on the second account of creation in Genesis (Gen 2: 4-17), where God creates the human from the earth. Then God breathes the breath of life into the human.
One of the places that I encounter God is in nature, God’s good creation. Early morning bike rides are a way for me to immerse myself in the beauty of the natural world, to feel at one with it. Thought you might like to come along for the ride, via the NunCam.
One of the first things I learned when I became attached to my nuns, the IHM Sisters, was that we are a dynamic group. We are always moving — scoping this ministry or prayer opportunity in one place; going by plane, train, automobile, bicycle, or one’s own two feet to attend to the needs of people and God’s creation in another place ...
I have this memory that when I was a child I used to be able to talk with animals — and that we could understand each other. I must have lost this gift over time because my cat Chloe acts as if she doesn’t understand one thing I say!