A scrap of arboreal wisdom.

The wisdom of Thomas Merton:

“A tree gives glory to God by being a tree. For in being what God means it to be it is obeying him. It ‘consents’, so to speak, to his creative love. It is expressing an idea which is in God and which is not distinct from the essence of God, and therefore a tree imitates God by being a tree.”

 

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