Benedictus

I recently wrote about creation being a sacrament, as part of my reading of Arthur Peacocke’s book. It is not just God’s handiwork, but that of human beings as well, that can be sacred. We are co-creators with God. Bread and wine, both the product of human hands, can be imbued with spiritual meaning and siginificance in the Eucharist. This concept is extended in this poem written by Wilson Poon, a Professor of physics at the University of Edinburgh:-

Blessed are you: Lord God of all creation:
Through your goodness
We have this Bread to offer.
Which earth has given and human hands have made.
It will become for us the bread of life.

Blessed be God for ever.

Blessed are you: Lord God of all creation:
Through your goodness
We have this Wine to offer.
Fruit of the vine and work of human hands.
It will become the cup of our salvation.

Blessed be God for ever.

Blessed are you: Lord God of all invention:
Through your goodness
We have this Cure to offer.
Fruit of the lab and work of evolution.
It will improve for us the Quality of Life.

Blessed be God for ever.

Blessed are you: Lord God of all intuition:
Through your goodness
We have this Proof to offer.
Fruit of the brain and work of abstraction.
It is the Self-understanding of your Universe.

Blessed be God for ever.

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