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Hazelnuts - Thought for the Week, 5/7/19
May 8, 2019, 12:00 AM

May 8 is the feast of Saint Julian of Norwich. Dame Julian, as she was often called, was best known for sharing her mystic encounters with God. In her “Revelations of Divine Love,” Dame Julian wrote about a vision God shared with her of a hazelnut. Although hazelnuts seem strange items to appear in divine visions, Dame Julian saw God’s love and care for the world symbolized by the hazelnut. If God loves and cares for a part of creation as small as a hazelnut, how much more will God love and care for the whole world? Do we believe that God cares for us as much as God cares about the rest of creation?


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