Regular deer season opened Saturday so I’m reposing this from last year.
It may not occur to those who are unfamiliar with hunting that it can be a spiritual experience. To some who feel hunting is somehow immoral, the idea may be offensive. However if one stops and thinks about what’s involved, spending time in silence, out in God’s creation, one will realize it is a great opportunity to experience the creation and contemplate ones existence within it.
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth his handywork (psalm 18(19):1)
This psalm comes to my mind every time I see the stars on a clear dark night, but the idea also applies in a broader way to all ways in which the greatness of the created world reflects it’s creator. St. Paul in his letter to the Romans teaches us that the existence of God is reflected by the creation.
For the invisible things of him from…
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