Imaging Mercy Today July 2013
Diversity can be seen as an obstacle or an opportunity, depending on whether our preference is for order or variety. Creator God seems certainly to favour the second, in making a world that is richly diverse, a creation that unfolds and continues to grow increasingly complex as it does so. The call to understand and care for creation is, more than anything, an invitation to see how we and all other forms of life are interdependent. Insistence on conformity leads in the end to tyranny and destruction. Life is nurtured in the letting-be of being, and in a readiness to welcome difference and variety as a source of enrichment.
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