Last night we reflected around various themes using Colin & Michele’s garden. The Franciscan concept Great Chain of Being, first explored in May at the Bandstand, was the hinge pin of the evening. As we meditated on God’s provision in the veg patch, we were encouraged to thank the hens for their manure to feed the veg, the scraps of which feed them and nourish them to produce eggs!
We also reflected on Jesus the true vine and what fruit we are producing or aspire to produce.
A collapsing wall gave opportunity to remember places / situations where there are walls between people. Leaves were thrown into the wall in prayer that those walls too would come tumbling down.
We were comforted at the bird feeder and helped to put our worries into perspective: 1 Peter 5:7- Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you. Matthew 6:26-Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?
A crackling, dancing fire greeted us in the chimenea. Fire has many uses. It warms, lights, refines, purifies, consumes. “What do you want this fire to be for you tonight?” We fed the fire with sticks, asking God to meet us with what we needed that night.