The Heart of Naming: Adam in the Garden of Eden at Chartres

Naming involves understanding inner character. This involves seeing with the heart.

My prayer

Name Above All Names, Teach me to use my heart to see more clearly and fully.

Biblical touchstones

Out of the ground God formed every animal of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. The man gave names to all cattle, and to the birds of the air, and to every animal of the field… Genesis 2:19-20

A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, Proverb 22:1

Peace to you. The friends send you their greetings. Greet the friends there, each by name. John 3:15

Invitation to prayer

Position your hands as Adam.

Adam Naming the Plants and Animals in the Garden of Eden, Chartres

What prayers are emerging from your heart, mind, and body?

Photos
The naming of the animals and birds in the Garden of Eden by Adam as depicted by thirteenth century sculptors. The second innermost voussoir on the right side of the central bay of the north porch at the Chartres Cathedral in France.

Related posts on the creation sculptures at the Chartres Cathedral

God, the Creator: God Holding the Book of KnowledgeGod Creating the Garden of EdenGod Creating the Animals (Day 6 of Creation at Chartres)God Imagining Humanity (Day 5 of Creation at Chartres)Envisioning CreationDeep ConsiderationIn the beginning, God created…

The Creation of Humanity: The Creation of EveGod Creates Humanity (Day 6 of Creation at Chartres)Adam, Safe and Securely Created (Day 6 of Creation at Chartres)God Loving Adam into Being (Day 6 of Creation at Chartres)Loved

Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden: Adam at Home  in the Garden of EdenAnimal Connections (Day 6 of Creation at Chartres)

The Creation of the Natural World:  Imagining Humanity and Creating the Bird and Fish (Day 5 of Creation at Chartres)The Sun and the Moon (Day 4 of Creation at Chartres)Vegetation (Day 3 of Creation at Chartres); Creation Plants and TreesThe FirmamentNight and DayHeaven and Earth

The Garden of Eden: The Rivers of EdenThe Animals, Fish, and Birds of the Garden of EdenThe Animals, Fish, and Birds of the Garden of EdenThe Garden of EdenThe Animals Created by God (Day 6 of Creation at Chartres)

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