God is truth, and whoever seeks the truth is seeking God,
whether he knows it or not.
St. Edith Stein
from “Edith Stein” by Waltraud Herbstrith
(a drive through Cades Cove, The Great Smokey MTs. National Park / Abby Cook / 2020)
“Let all creation help you to praise God.
Give yourself the rest you need.
When you are walking alone, listen to the sermon preached to you by the flowers,
the trees, the shrubs, the sky, the sun, and the whole world.
Notice how they preach to you a sermon full of love, of praise of God,
and how they invite you to proclaim the greatness of the one who has given them being.”
St. Paul of the Cross