HARVEST

“(JHWH) brought us into this place and gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey. So now I bring the first of the fruit of the ground that you, O Lord, have given me.”

(Deut 26.9)

      IF WE LIVE in harmony with the land that God has given us, then we will live in peace and all God’s children will be fed. Stand in the woods between Llethryd and Giant’s Grave, or on the Bryn or out in the Marsh, and you just know the earth lives. She is conscious and she wishes you well. The things she bears for you to eat, she will recycle them for your children and your children’s children and then again and again… So treat her well. Learn her wisdom. Listen. Respect. Step lightly. Stand with your feet on the ground. What rises in you, by the grace of JHWH who brought you there, is Life.

And now, child of God, bring the first fruits of your Life to the One who breathes in you. Lay them down on the altar of Love, and then go teach your children and your children’s children just who they really are. Tell them about the Father and about the Son. Tell them of the Spirit that moves in all things. Tell them they are one with the wind and the sea, and with the trees and fields. Show them how to walk on their mother earth, gently, consciously, that their footprints honour her and don’t make her cry.nature-breathe

 

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~ by Fr Tim Ardouin on September 30, 2016.

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