This week we begin to look at the first of three different metaphors for the church as we consider our identity moving forward. What if we see ourselves through the lens of an ecological metaphor, like a forest garden, as a community of cultivation, interdependence, rootedness, and vibrant justice?

“When you lack the verdancy of justice, your soul is dry, totally without tender goodness, totally without illuminating virtue.”-Hildegard of Bingen