Rev. Peggy  McDonagh
October 18, 2020
Rev. Peggy McDonagh
Minister of Congregational Operations and Worship

Reference

Ezekiel 31:3-7
BEGUILED BY BEAUTY BEGUILED BY BEAUTY

Searching the Beauty Ritual

For the next few weeks, we will be talking about how beautiful the world is and everything and everyone in it! We will be on a 'search for beauty' -- seeing what we can find every week to help us notice more beauty and make more beauty.

This week the Bible reading described a beautiful tree. It was taller than all the other trees and we were told why it grew to be so tall. Can you see a living plant around you somewhere? In the house or outside?

The tree in the reading was called a 'Cedar of Lebanon.' Many faiths use a tree as a symbol of life. We heaere how the cedar tree was well-watered by a spring that ran near it. It always had what it needed to grow. So, it grew so tall and its branches so wide that birds were able to make their homes in its branches and under the tree, many animals could make their homes and grow their families.  Because the tree was taken care of, it could take care of many other things. It could create and protect the beauty of the earth.