This beautiful poetry of an ancient liturgy is shared with us in Colossians 1.
It reminds us that Jesus and Christ are related but are not one and the same.
The first incarnationof God – the invisible mystery, source of all being – was at the time of creation – long before the birth of Jesus. When spirit and matter joined – at the big bang. Everything visible is the outpouring of this relational God.
And so we live in a relational universe.
Ilia Delio in the tradition of St Francis writes: “We are created to read the book of creation so that we may know the Author of Life.”