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Minute Meditations

Working with Creation

Sep 7, 2021
photo by crystalsingphotos of a father and son gardening. Minute Meditations.

It is in work that we find the test of our relationship to the creation because work is the question of how we will use the creation. For Wendell Berry, work done well brings us into a wholeness and cooperation with the creation in which we can find health. Bad work destroys the connections that make life possible. For Berry good work is like a prayer—it is an act of both gratitude and return. Good work accepts the gifts of creation and uses those gifts to further their givenness. There are seeds that lie for decades in the soil, waiting for the right conditions before springing to life. Good work is that which creates the conditions for such life to burst forth from the whole of the creation.

— from the book Wendell Berry and the Given Life by Ragan Sutterfield


Wendell Berry and the Given Life

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Blossom. Fernandes.
Tue, 09/07/2021 - 04:55 PM
Blossom. Fernandes.
I totally agree with the author Ragan. Work is duty - do it well. I love to read this everyday. It helps me to be closer to God are creator. I do not have to be with the flowers in the garden but the little kids are the buds in my life as a teacher. I love this passage. God bless!!!! Kia Kaha!

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