Look well to the growing edge. All around us worlds are dying and new worlds are being
born; all around us life is dying and life is being born. The fruit ripens on the tree, the
roots are silently at work in the darkness of the earth against a time when there shall be
new lives, fresh blossoms, green fruit. Such is the growing edge!
It is the extra breath from the exhausted lung, the one more thing to try when all else
has failed, the upward reach of life when weariness closes in upon all endeavor. This is
the basis of hope in times of despair, the incentive to carry on when times are out of
joint and men have lost their reason, the source of confidence when worlds crash and
dreams whiten into ash.
The birth of the child – life’s most dramatic answer to death – this is the growing edge
incarnate. Look well to the growing edge.
Howard Thurman via Parker Palmer – The Growing Edge
As a meeting, where is our growing edge?
Sunday, January 22 – Starting at 12. Gail and Francie will lead a discussion in the community room on Looking at personal opportunity and advantage and aiming for justice and considering personal reparations
Sunday, January 29 – 9:45 – 10:25 – Open house with M&C in the Community Room