Jesus Christ: Source of Our Salvation

Chapter 1: God’s Grandeur


God’s Grandeur—Gerard Manley Hopkins—Read by Samuel West

Film Focus Point: Recitation of “God’s Grandeur,” a poem stating that, in spite of the advances humans have wrecked upon it, nature is charged with the glory of God.

Text Focus Point: Page 25

Discussion Questions

  1. What are some examples of the ways God’s grandeur shines in creation?
  2. What are some examples of the ways humans have “trod” on God’s creation?
  3. What does it mean that “nature is never spent?” According to the poem, how is this so?

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