Consider the Lilies

“Consider the lilies of the field, my friend — their beauty as well as their impermanence. Their lack of competition. Their stunning diversity. Let’s imagine a world with fewer thrones, more fields.”

  • Rev. Kyndall Rae Rothaus, Thy Queendom Come
Water lily at Chicago Botanic Gardens

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Landscape as Theophany

“To experience the landscape as a theophany is to take seriously the way the divine can be revealed through nature and through created things. It means we can join with all of the elements and creatures in singing God’s praise.”

  • Christine Valters Paintner, The Soul’s Slow Ripening
A spot to gaze on God revealed in the landscape before our eyes

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Beauty Is Enough

“At some point in life, the world’s beauty becomes enough.”

  • Toni Morrison
Tulips at Chicago Botanic Gardens

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Miracles

People say that walking on water is a miracle, but to me, walking peacefully on the Earth is the real miracle. The Earth is a miracle. Each step is a miracle. Taking steps on our beautiful planet can bring real happiness.

  • Thich Nhat Hanh

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Gardens As Teachers

“We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?”

  • Wendell Berry

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On the Feast of the Annunciation – What Can You Believe?

“God is not too hard to believe in. God is too good to believe in, we being such strangers to such goodness. The love of God is to me absolutely overwhelming.”

  • Rev. William Sloane Coffin, Religion and Ethics Newsweekly, 8/27/04

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Divine Possibility

“Earth is so thick with divine possibility that it is a wonder we can walk anywhere without cracking our shins on altars.”

  • Barbara Brown Taylor
Petroglyphs in Petrified Forest National Park

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Finding Home

Nature is not a place to visit. It is home. 

  • Gary Snyder

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Wisdom of the Dalai Lama

“My life, when I look back, has not been easy. One thing I learned was that compassion, a sense of caring, thinking about others’ welfare, that sort of mental attitude brings me inner peace.”

  • Dalai Lama

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Seeing the Way

“The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness.”

  • John Muir

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