Finding God, self, and community in wild spaces. The better we know our wild neighbors the more we'll discover ourselves.
A vision informed by Henry David Thoreau’s interpretation of sauntering, Jesus’ understanding of neighbor, Aldo Leopold’s concept of thinking like a mountain, Rachel Carson’s prophetic voice and John Muir’s way of capturing the beauty and uniqueness of wild neighbors with words.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

steady as a boulder, mobile as a falcon

I long to be steady as a boulder, mobile as a falcon, hardy as a wood frog in the winter, and joyful as the sparrow's song in the Springtime.

To do no harm to any of my wild neighbors. To do good to all. 

I need a change down deep within; in the heart space where only God can work.

God of all, change the desires of my heart, so that it beats in tune with yours; and let this change be reflected in my living.

Give me a heart that burns with love for all that has life; both human and otherwise, wild and domestic, individuals and ecosystems, the whole diverse community of life.

Empower me with inner strength through your Spirit to follow the example of Jesus, relating to each of these with the respect and kindness that a neighbor should.

(West Rim Trail near Barbour Rock Trail 3/31/2019)

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