From “The Gift of Good Land”

To live, we must daily break the body and shed the blood of Creation. When we do this knowingly, lovingly, skillfully, reverently, it is a sacrament. When we do it ignorantly, greedily, clumsily, destructively, it is a desecration. In such desecration we condemn ourselves to spiritual and moral loneliness, and others to want.

Wendell Berry

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One response to “From “The Gift of Good Land”

  1. I also like: “The Bible’s aim, as I read it, is not the freeing of the spirit from the world. It is the handbook of their interaction. it says that they cannot be divided; that their mutuality, their unity, is inescapable; the that they are not reconciled in division, but in harmony. What else can be meant by the resurrection of the body.”

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