Creation’s Gift

11 Jun

Somewhere behind this saguaro cactus is the mountain, scarred by fire that sent animals fleeing, left the burned bones of stately trees and created one huge gasp of sorrow from those of us who daily watched the smoke rise.

But Nature has an elegant and tender way of responding. Thousands of saguaros in the valley now offer juicy buds and fruit to hungry birds, an annual gesture made more poignant now because of the ravages in the canyons and on the ridges.

Life will continue in spite of fire and smoke. But isn’t that the way it is in life? Creation’s redundancy and genereosity sustain us. A very good reason for human beings to protect the sacred nature of our planet home.

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