Reflection 8.31.18

08/31/2018

Candle Against the Wind

I know that I have life
only insofar as I have love.

I have not love
except it comes from Thee.

Help me, please, to carry
this candle against the Wind.

~Wendell Berry, Leavings


Reflection 6.11.18

06/11/2018

The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope.

~Wendell Berry


Reflection 5.22.18

05/22/2018


Reflection 7.19.17

07/19/2017

When despair for the world grows in me … I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief. I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

– Wendell Berry, from his poem “The Peace of Wild Things”


Reflection 6.20.17

06/20/2017

The creation is not in any sense independent of the Creator, the result of a primal creative act long over and done with, but is the continuous, constant participation of all creatures in the being of God.

~Wendell Berry, from his essay Christianity and the Survival of Creation


Reflection 9.18.16

09/18/2016

There are no unsacred places; there are only sacred places and desecrated places.

~Wendell Berry, Given


Reflection 9.12.16

09/12/2016

There are no unsacred places; there are only sacred places and desecrated places.

Wendell Berry, Given