Monday, July 06, 2009

Gardening Toward the Two Greatest Commandments

Hello family! I just wanted to share this post with you all. It comes from some thoughts on a sermon I heard on Sunday, and it reminds me of the work of Communality in so many different ways! Love and miss you all. Dan

"The getting dirty of our hands is a mutual action between us and Christ, for as we respond to the invitation to dig ourselves deep into the soil of his love, he also responds to our invitation to dig his hands deep into the smelly, dirty spaces of the soil of our own hearts. And as he models for us, in our lives, the turning over of the soil of our hearts, then we, too, learn how to respond to the invitations of others when they need folk to help them till the soil of their heart. It is in the mutual digging in the dirt between us and Jesus and others that we start (hopefully) to understand what it means to love God with everything that we are and to love our neighbors as ourself."

1 comment:

billy said...

Hey Dan....I think that it is safe to say that you and I have done a lot of this kind of digging together! This is a great image...and my mediocre gardening is surely a good mirror for the weeds that still exist in my life....miss you, look forward to talking soon.....