All Things New

Look around you: isn’t our technology downright amazing these days? Twenty years ago, who (besides George Jetson) would have truly believed that we could actually Skype, or drive with a GPS, or look up information on a palm-sized wireless device? It seems that we have reached some kind of pinnacle of electronic achievement, that there are no new inventions necessary or possible. But the inventions will come; we are creative persons.

Listen to your very favorite songs: aren’t they incredible? The messages resonate; the rhythms run through your veins; the notes are perfectly arranged. It seems unreasonable that any songs could surpass them, or even that – given the limited range of audible sounds — any new music is necessary or possible. But the hits will keep coming; we are creative persons.

Stories, paintings, solutions, dances, cars, plays, buildings, cartoons, homilies, jewelry, cures, recipes, ideas… they will all keep coming, despite all limitations, because we are creative persons.

Now let’s ponder this: we are creative because we are made in the image and likeness of our Trinitarian God: THE Creative Persons. The God who has absolutely NO limitations (none, I say!) is continually creating a place for each and every one of us in his Heavenly Kingdom. It will not be boring – not some gauzy, unsubstantial, cherubic greeting-card version of paradise. No. Heaven will be infinitely joyful, exciting, beautiful, delightful, and sweet. And it begins now, here, when we acknowledge and welcome the Holy Spirit who comes to dwell inside us. Come, Holy Spirit!   Happy Pentecost!

Your Pickle,
Marian Bart
Parish Catechetical Leader