John Muir: “I used to envy the father of our race, dwelling as he did in contact with the new-made fields and plants of Eden; but I do so no more, because I have discovered that I also live in ‘creation’s dawn.’ The morning stars still sing together, and the world, not yet half made, becomes more beautiful every day.
“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.
“There is a love of wild nature in everybody, an ancient mother-love ever showing itself whether recognized or no, and however covered by cares and duties.” (The Wilderness World of John Muir, p. 311)
What is one blessing you have experienced this week?
Gentle Spirit of God…
Remind us of the essential things in the week ahead,
That we might remember the sacred gift of life,
That we might allow a generous spirit to well up within us,
That we might remain open to your way as we encounter others in the days before us. Amen.