Celtic Daily Light

Extracts from Ray Simpson's Book

Readings for Sunday 25th August 2019

Guile Point, Ross Links

How do we know God’s laws?

Ever since God created the world God’s invisible qualities, divine nature and eternal power have been clearly seen; they are perceived in the things God has made.

Romans 1: 20

Question What is best in this world?

Answer To do the will of our Maker

Question What is his will?

Answer That we should live according to the laws of his creation

Question How do we know those laws?

Answer By study - studying the Scriptures with devotion

Question What tool has our Maker provided for this study?

Answer The intellect which can probe everything

Question And what is the fruit of study?

Answer To perceive the eternal Word of God reflected in every plant and insect, every bird and animal, and every man and woman.

This has been named as Ninian’s Catechism

  • Apprehend God in all things
  • For God is in all things
  • Every single creature is full of God and is a book about God.
  • Every creature is a word of God.
  • If I spent enough time with the tiniest creature - even a caterpillar -
  • I would never have to prepare a sermon.
  • So full of God is every creature.

Meister Eckhart

  • Teach me my God and King
  • In all things thee to see
  • That what I do, in anything
  • I’ll do it unto thee.

Charles Kingsley