9.21.14, Darwinian Beloved Community, Rev. Kent Matthies

Why is it so challenging to acknowledge and honor our deep connections to all living creatures?  Over 155 years ago Charles Darwin wrote, “The structure of every organic being is related, in the most essential yet often hidden manner, to that of all other organic beings.”  Engaging in beloved community with pelicans and pine trees, calla lilies and cougars creates spiritual richness.  This mindfulness also opens us to do our best as stewards of Mother Earth.