I found this parable to be apropos to our collective work...

Derek A Peterson
Derek A Peterson
@derek-a-peterson
2 months ago
46 posts

A minister traveled for days by train, car, and boat to one of the furthest islands in the nation. As he surveyed the bleak but inspiring landscape, he turned to a local villager and said: "You're very remote here, aren't you?" She responded: "Remote from what?"
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Wendy McCaig
Wendy McCaig
@wendy-mccaig
2 months ago
21 posts

LOVE THIS!  I was just listening to a Matthew Fox YouTube presentation and I was struck by how so much of what ails us is the result of being cut off from nature, something our rural communities have never lost.   Here is the video for anyone who is interested.  Kind of long but I really enjoyed it:

https://youtu.be/J4Ct1honnIQ

Angie K
Angie K
@angie-k
2 months ago
8 posts

This is amazing!!  Love it.  Thank you, Derek!

Derek A Peterson
Derek A Peterson
@derek-a-peterson
one month ago
46 posts

I sometimes hear "I moved to the country to 'get away from it all.'" I always heard that as 'it all' is out there, somewhere other than here, in their minds. When in fact, I have always felt that 'it all' surrounds me, this place and the focus of my concerns and life. ;-) 

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