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Thomas Berry: "verbal revelation cannot be a divine revelation, since any communication that takes place through language takes on the distortions of language, the particular social forms of the time, and the complex patterns of historical events occurring during that period.
In contrast, the revelation of the natural world directly and immediately awakens a sense of awe and mystery . . . It arouses, as well, a tendency to worship."
This is a bit stronger than I might put it, but it is a good corrective for our over intellectualized, overly language-tied approach to what is and what more it is (the divine), and as a call to pay attention to what is there before us, not hidden behind text or what someone says.