“God’s love is mirrored in nature through an intricate web of connection, communication, and attraction. “Survival of the fittest” is only a subplot of the main action; the other, and larger part of the story, is interdependance . The natural world is a symphony of symbiosis : the counterpoint of green plants and sunshine, flower and bee, earthworm and humus. Nature herself can teach us to begin to break free from human egocentricity and competitiveness. ~Nancy Roth”
As I go about my day, living life I gain a better understanding of interconnectedness. I see the this everywhere I go as long as I am willing to see beyond the superficial cares of the world into the spirit realm, the true reality. The marvelous display before us, His creation a model for the oneness He desires in His people. Flowing naturally, each contributing organically according to his God given talents and ability.
In this way we are like the various parts of a human body. Each part gets its meaning from the body as a whole, not the other way around. The body we’re talking about is Christ’s body of chosen people. Each of us finds our meaning and function as a part of his body. But as a chopped-off finger or cut-off toe we wouldn’t amount to much, would we? So since we find ourselves fashioned into all these excellently formed and marvelously functioning parts in Christ’s body, let’s just go ahead and be what we were made to be, without enviously or pridefully comparing ourselves with each other, or trying to be something we aren’t. Romans 12:4-16 (The Message)
How can we nurture, then learn to set free, the love that in some ways is so natural to us, yet in other ways so very difficult? Once we acknowledge the kinship with earths other creatures, what does it mean to love them?