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Go

 

There’s a scripture:

“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”—Mark 16:15

But I think “The Book of Nature” also has its gospel. I think this flowering dogwood is saying “yes”.

 

“Dear seasons that pass over our fields and through our hearts, you are the word of God spoken to us from the cathedral of the great outdoors. Stir up our love for life. Fill us with joy and passion, wisdom and stillness. Reveal to us our own endurance, patience, and ability to trust. Lead us into reflection and solitude as we move through the years held in the arms of mystery. Teach us to say “Yes” to the unfolding work of the Creator in our lives.”

—from “Circle of Life” by Joyce Rupp and Macrina Wiederkehr




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Hidden Gifts

 

“…Mediocrity is self-inflicted and genius is self-bestowed. The genius does not differ from others in their access to the light within, only in their confident acceptance of its natural outstreaming. There is a hidden genius in each person, which each of us gives expression to through commitment, discipline, and the enthusiasm that works with passion. Einstein once said that genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.”

—Eric Butterworth, “The Creative Life”

 

 

 




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