Tuesday, July 21, 2009


I have been thinking about how disconnected we are from nature.

I remember hearing or reading about people growing up on farms. The spoke of knowing the rhythms of life because their livelihood followed the seasons. They worked so hard during harvest and then rested in the winter. Nowadays we get two weeks vacation and work hard all the time, we never make time for rest.

They experienced life and death as animals were born and then slaughtered for dinner. Today we sanitize death, we rarely have bodies at funerals. All of the death we now see is on the TV or via video game. It is fictional rather than reality. We are out of touch with our connectedness to nature.

Jesus, God incarnate is the connection between our spiritual life and creation. He who created all things became a created being in order to help connect us again.

I remember the first time I spent the night in the mountains. Seeing the sunset was amazing. Listening to nothing but Mother Nature was overwhelming. Waking up in an alpine basin is indescribable.

Human, the word in Hebrew means Eathling. We need to help our young people disconnect from the computer and connect to nature. Creation desperately needs us to live out our original mission which is to care for all God created in cooperation with him.

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