Nature also teaches us spiritual truths if we just are open to her wisdom.
We are hiking and we chance upon this cluster of berries among the trees, along the trail.
And by just looking, I realize that life will not be denied.
Even the harshest conditions, life will find a way.
It does not end in death.
Beauty is more than enough excuse to endure evil in the world.
Nature is never in a hurry and yet everything gets done in due time,
year in and year out, season after season.
We abuse Nature and yet she lives on.
We realize too late the consequences can be very harsh – for us.
The Gospels are rich in spiritual truths that are self-evident,
common sense knowledge and yet very profound wisdom:
“No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old cloak;
otherwise, the patch pulls away from it,
the new from the old, and a worse tear is made.
And no one puts new wine into old wineskins;
otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and the wine is lost, and so are the skins;
but one puts new wine into fresh wine skins.”
“The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.
So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.”
“When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’
And in the morning, ‘There will be a storm today, for the sky is red and threatening.’”
“No man can serve two masters:
for either he. will hate the one, and love the other;
or else. he will hold to the one, and despise the other.”