What is the meaning of “screen” in this contexts? And what is for an screen to be elementary? Screen has two main meanings: monitor and partition. None of them seems to fit in this context.
As weather reveals one of the most open, unpredictable, and uncontrollable dimensions of life, its uncertainty has been interpreted in the Jewish-Christian tradition as an elementary screen for interaction between creation and the Creator. As such, weather, although it certainly does not do anything other than weathering, has also served as a screen for the projection of God’s presence and moral relation to his/ her created beings.