things visible and invisible

From the creed, then, we learn that all creation is caught up in a drama that
sweeps from the beginning of time to its end.
There is a narrative arc to the history not only of humanity,
but of the cosmos—‘all things visible and invisible.’
The cast of this drama includes everyone alive, everyone who ever lived,
and everyone who will live.
All will rise and be judged for the actions and omissions,
small and great, of their everyday lives.

Dr. Scott Hahn
from The Creed


(a fungus among us at Cades Cove, The Great Smoky National Park, TN /Julie Cook / 2018)

“If human beings had really tried to invent a god,
we would never have invented the God of Christianity.
He’s just too terrifying.
Our God is all-powerful, all-knowing, all-holy, and omnipresent.
There’s no place to run and hide from Him,
no place where we might secretly indulge a favorite vice.
We can’t even retreat into the dark corners of our minds to fantasize about
that vice without God knowing it right away.”

Scott Hahn

All images of mushrooms and toadstools–some edible, most not, found in Cades Cove, The
Great Smoky Mountains National Park)

8 comments on “things visible and invisible

  1. Incredibly powerful quotes from Dr. Scott… and so true. Humans would not choose to invent a god such as Yahweh. Excellent point. Love your photographs, too, dear Julie! What a variety of mushrooms! Amazing. ❤ ❤

  2. hatrack4 says:

    Beautiful pictures on the fun guy of the mountains. My wife and I plan to visit there when she gets stronger. Maybe the Spring when the mountain laurel and rhododendron are in bloom. We have friends in Maryville, and a used bookstore in Knoxville is among our favorites.

  3. Reblogged this on Talmidimblogging and commented:
    Now I’m craving cream of mushroom soup!! 😀

  4. atimetoshare.me says:

    Our God is an awesome as proven by your fantastic photographs. Picture are worth a thousand words.

  5. Great post and photos. I love mushrooms and toadstools! 🙂 ❤

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