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The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry
When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
If you’re looking for ways to connect to Creation and the Creator during these strange times, consider engaging in one or more of the following suggestions:
1. Plant a Garden (or a few containers on your balcony).
2. Buy A Rocha veggies.
3. Become a neighbourhood naturalist!
4. Pay attention to the Sun.
5. Give a financial gift (no matter how small) to your favourite environmental or food security organizations.
6. Connect with God in Creation. Consider participating in a “Creation Contemplation.” Here’s how it works:
7. Ponder Poetry. The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry above is a good creation-y one that’s a riff on Jesus’s admonition to consider the birds of the air and flowers of the field.
8. Connect with us online.
9. Help the pollinators.
Learn more about each of the 10 ways to care for creation during COVID 19 in A Rocha's article: https://arocha.ca/10-ways-to-connect-to-creation-during-covid-19/#
About A Rocha: A Rocha is an international Christian organization that, inspired by God’s love, engages in scientific research, environmental education, community-based conservation projects, and sustainable agriculture.