The path of the cross winds back to life in the garden. Our new life is one of patient care and abiding joy…

Quote of the Day: In T. Wilson Dickinson’s  wonderful new book, The Green Good News, he reminds us that whether we walk a trail through suffering from disease or hunger, or follow the Lenten Path of tracking Jesus on his way to the hill where he was crucified and beyond, “The path of the cross winds back to life in the garden. Our new life is one of patient care and abiding joy…”

Commentary: It is what we begin to here on Earth, not in some distant celestial spot in some afterlife where we all where lily-white fashions, that we become blessed with the gift of patiently caring for others and feeling that abiding joy. Here, now.

Suggested Action #34: As you walk in silence for a good gaggle of minutes today, be on the lookout for someone or some plant for whom you can offer care. Come back after your walk and offer that care, and then feel the joy of being born into the species that we might rename Homo curae, the caring being.

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Gary Paul Nabhan aka Brother Coyote is a professed member of the Ecumenical Order of Franciscans, a graduate of the Living School, a conservation biologist, orchard-keeper and story-teller.

 

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