And I wonder how it can be that simply holding a book in my hands can make me so happy. And I know it is more than the beauty of these words and images or even this love I have for the feathered ones. But something inside of me is named through the joy found in fingering a thing of beauty created in love. And I feel love in these pages.
Catholic theologian Karl Rahner says, “Because of the Word of God in our midst, it can now be seen that each of us is a little word and together we will spell out something great…Human nature is the grammar of God’s self-utterance. Our human nature is so made that God can speak in and through us…”
If there is a bird-lover on your Christmas list, may I humbly recommend this beautiful book? It came to me quite by accident but I open it every day like a present. Such beauty in these pages.
Images: scenes from The Bluebird Effect: Uncommon Bonds with Common Birds by Julie Zickefoose.