Guest blog today by Anne Sports, author of How Thin the Veil. She is musing on the book, Genesis: The Movie by Robert Farrar Capon. I thought this take on the Genesis story was apropos considering the big evolution debate.
He begins by quoting St. Augustine’s musings on His beloved (because, he explains, our theorizing doesn’t change the facts, but we’re so besotted with God we can’t help contemplating and wondering about Him — sound familiar?).
Auggie begins by declaring that because God knows everything, He created what He already knew. He didn’t just imagine it and then decide to make it; He knew it before it was a fact. The Trinity (in their divine pillow-talk, as Farrar Capon puts it so beautifully), knew us in their “morning knowledge,” and their love created us in their “evening knowing.”
I like this idea for several reasons. First of all it’s an alternative to the 24-hour day vs. some vague period of time. That always seemed pointless at best. This gives you a more mystical view. But I really like this image because … it seems right to me! Only a Being (of 3 Beings) dwelling on perfect love could know every single creature in the history of our sorry world … and still be so overcome with love (for each other and for us) that they just can’t help but create.
Does this make sense?