Sunday, September 15, 2013

Simply Sunday. Eden Is...

I do believe Eden once was an actual place here on this earth. Now in our day and age, there are pockets in nature that still remind us of what I imagine the original Garden of Eden could have been before the world became as it we know it now. Here is a quote I've been chewing on lately:

“Eden is a conversation. It is the conversation of the human with the Divine. And it is the reverberations of that conversation that create a sense of place. It is not a thing, Eden, but a pattern of relationships, made visible in conversation. To live in Eden is to live in the midst of good relations, of just relations scrupulously attended to, imaginatively maintained through time. Altogether we call this beauty.” ~ Barry Lopez, American author, essayist
But I do love how the author says that Eden is a conversation -- a pattern of relationships made visible in conversation. It's our relationships that matter. That's what it's all about in the first, middle and last place. For when we are in 'good relations'... in harmony with each other, our neighbours, God, other countries, the land and sea and air, plus all its beautiful creatures and living things, then the world around us will look and feel more like that place we call Eden or paradise ... a little heaven on earth.

Here's wishing you a peace-filled Sunday...
with a gentle kiss atop thy head,

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  1. I really needed to read this, Brenda. So glad you posted it! :)

  2. Merry, I'm glad to hear it was something that spoke to you today!

  3. Hi Brenda....Nice post. Hope your Sunday was lovely. And a kiss atop your head, too, as well as wishes for a nice week. Susan

  4. Dear Brenda - I think I get a little bit of Eden every time I visit your blog. Just beautiful! Hope you had a peaceful Sunday as well.

  5. I have lately been so aware of the UnEden that characterizes many human relationships. I tire of conflict and think of how it hurts God's heart. Oh that we would seek that Eden beauty in all of life.

  6. Harmony, good word to describe the Eden of today.

  7. In the original Eden, man and woman were in loving communion with the Holy Trinity...God goes on being loving and in Christ restores the relationship, so that we can enter into this again by His grace. Glory to God!
    Thank you for a quote of the type that gets my mind in gear!


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