One of the challenges of the liturgical readings from Scripture is for them to stay fresh—that is, for us, hearing them many times in a lifetime, to continue to listen to them deeply. We may, subconsciously, feel we know them and have little left to learn. An opposite situation arises from the discourse around the so-called new cosmology, where the language and concepts may seem so strange—even forbidding—to us that we can’t find a way in. The very unfamiliarity of the science and philosophy, the geology and physics, may close our ears to what is offered there for us.
Schneiders, Sandra Marie and Barbara Green, “Foreword.” In Journey of Faith, Journey of the Universe: The Lectionary and the New Cosmology. Ivan Nicoletto, vii-viii. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical, 2015.