Sunday, July 03, 2022

Saying Yes to the World

Wilderness is a place where the wild potential is fully expressed, a diversity of living and nonliving beings flourishing according to their own sorts of order. In ecology we speak of "wild systems." When an ecosystem is fully functioning, all the members are present at the assembly. To speak of wilderness is to speak of wholeness. Human beings came out of that wholeness, and to consider the possibility of reactivating membership in the Assembly of All Beings is in no way regressive.

Gary Snyder

It's hard to think of a better metaphor for this morning's offering than a weathered cedar stump way back in the woods, robed in lichens and nurturing a throng of tiny trees.

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