It’s telling that in Scripture, God makes creation by naming. He creates the stars and brings them into being by calling them each by name. Creation appears as an answer to God’s speech, the Word goes forth and creates, makes new, and a resounding wave of God’s own life bounces back to God, “it does not return to him empty,” as Isaiah sings. Humanity is a particular piece of this whole movement, that God is constantly speaking to us who we are, and we, in the process of our creation, are trying to resemble that Word more and more, to repeat it back more fully. We are called, all of us; and that calling is to be ourselves, as particular as each star in resounding back a common chorus of God’s self-giving, compassionate love.