2 Corinthians 13:11-13
Any Sunday is a good excuse to read this first Creation story, but today is especially good, this day when we turn our special focus to the mystery our God, whom we call the Holy Trinity. There are so many ways this story is wonderful: the patient expansion of creation, the constant refrain that God looks and sees goodness, the fecundity and fertility of everything God made, and the harmony in which everything adheres. God makes everything is good in and of itself, but nothing God makes is by itself. Each thing God makes is good, and all together it is very good. It is a whole, each thing made complementing and enhancing the others. The old way of reading nature is to read it as a harmonious whole, a second scripture to be read along with the Bible, in which the balance and beauty of Nature is a hymn of praise to the Holy Trinity. This is one reason we have Psalm 8, our psalm today. How majestic, O Lord, is your name in all the Earth!