News blog – Finding home

I’m aware that the world seems to be an increasingly difficult place to live at the moment – you don’t need me to list all the reasons why, you know them already.
Yet the earth is our home – just as it’s home for all the other creatures with whom we share life. I took this photograph of a ladybird sheltering in the buds of a garden plant in Holland House garden – for a while this fragile plant was her home. The “whole great earth” is the realm in which we’re set, and beyond that the glorious and majestic cosmos – it is all our home, indeed we’re so deeply intertwined that its impossible to know where we begin and end. That’s what the mystics have always told us, and now of course, the latest scientific knowledge. I recently discovered this Biblical passage from Ecclesiastes 11.5 – “As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mothers womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the maker of all things“.
So it’s ok to not understand – at least in terms of cerebral knowledge. But to understand in terms of faith (that is, trust), that unconditional love lies at the heart of and is the power-behind all created things, allows us to live each day as fully as possible. We are, each of us, threaded into the Cosmos as boundless Love.
You, me, the ladybird and the plant, are together woven – “having our being in God” (Acts 17.28)