The universe is the created order of God. It is all about beings/identities in relationship. Each human or other kind of being or thing according to its created “kind” living out that identity authentically, and thus, fully glorifying God; be it bread, wine, oil, water, sounds, smells, wood, paint, humans, birds of the air, beasts of the field or whatever. Let all things glorify the Lord by living out their created identity.
As Kingfishers Catch Fire
By Gerard Manley Hopkins
As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame;
As tumbled over rim in roundy wells
Stones ring; like each tucked string tells, each hung bell’s
Bow swung finds tongue to fling out broad its name;
Each mortal thing does one thing and the same:
Deals out that being indoors each one dwells;
Selves — goes itself; myself it speaks and spells,
Crying Whát I dó is me: for that I came.
I say móre: the just man justices;
Keeps grace: thát keeps all his goings graces;
Acts in God’s eye what in God’s eye he is —
Chríst — for Christ plays in ten thousand places,
Lovely in limbs, and lovely in eyes not his
To the Father through the features of men’s faces.