Monday, February 18, 2013

We Are All Connected

Thanks to Carol Ann Jokerst for sending in the website, and the reflection for Monday, February 18, 2013:  We Are All Connected.  

"This (idea that we are all one) could be a wonderful image and reminder of our call and identity as CCVIs."  Carol Ann Jokerst

        Jesus’ core message—that we are one—is surely one of the great mysteries of existence. This truth is so hard to accept because our senses tell a different story: We are separate, different, and alone. We need an image to help us realize what our senses cannot. Picture the giant redwood trees of California: Did you know they only grow in groves? Moreover, each tree’s roots extend and grasp the roots of the surrounding trees, forming a strong, interconnecting network that serves to nourish and sustain all of them equally. The next time you are tempted to think of someone as “the other,” remember the redwood trees and their invisible, interlocking roots.

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1 comment:

  1. Carol Jokerst's idea that we are all one if very true, and the example of trees growing together to sustain their lives equally is an analogy that is very necessary for this topic. There definitely needs to be a symbol in which people can view to automatically register to their minds as a sign that we are all one, to remind us of our connections to other humans, because sometimes I know I can lose track of what's truly important.