Anyone read anything from Wendell Berry? Good stuff. Makes you slow down and meander awhile. I started reading Berry when I heard Peterson recommend his work. If Eugene recommended it I thought it would be enriching. Peterson says whenever Berry mentions “farmer” think pastor and when he mentions “farm” think church. Yowzah! That will give you some food to think about.
His work makes me think about time, and how to use it. How to be rooted in one place, connected to the land, honoring the Creator for what he has given me. Time to unwind, relax and learn to be in one place for a long time, with the people around you for a long time, with your daily life laying down tracks in a given place. I think we tend to keep thinking of the next thing, or the next place or when………well you know the grass always seems to be greener. Guess what. It’s not.
So I am working on not looking around at everyone and everything else. I am looking down, enjoying the space and the day that has been given to me, working “the land” I have been given and thoroughly enjoying every square inch. So today, enjoy the space of time and land you have been given. Even if it is hard, if you slow down a bit and ask “God what do you have for me here?” you will find a treasure trove that is just for you!
Peace to all~