Our Connection with Creation: Some paradoxes

Mary Colwell is an Englishwoman who has worked as a documentary maker with the BBC. I met her over breakfast and we talked about a subject she loves deeply: ecology and creation. She is here to share how strongly she feels about the lack of awareness on issues of ecology in the Church. She told me that “we need to carefully un-pack what we mean when we say we are made in the image and likeness of God; science in the 21st Century is telling us many challenging things about what it is to be human. DNA science tells us we share 98% of our DNA with a gorilla – our closest relative – but 60% with a fruit fly and 50% with a cabbage. So what is the face of God?”