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“There will come a time you’ll see…

“There will come a time you’ll see with no more tears and love will not break your heart but dismiss your fears, get over your hill and see what you’ll find there, with grace in your heart and flowers in your hair” ~Mumford & Sons “after the storm”

Sometimes when I look around the streets of #Manila and see the garbage, the concrete and the metal that overwhelms it reminds me of the hundreds of voices I hear every month idealizing filipino life in the countryside. The wild nature is calling to them. I wonder:  Who will be the leading filipino to fuel the vision of green space and gardens for everyone in metro Manila? In the #Philippines gardens are for the rich and privileged, it’s been like that for most of urban history. In cities, gardens are a luxury.

In contrast I believe God created us to love and find wholeness in nature. The Creator designed us to experience living creation as and interactive part of our wholeness, a part of our spirituality and a part of our vision of being God’s people. When I look at this pic and I see the garbage, the concrete and the dead grass I pray that the garden in Rev. 22 would be a vision of hope that I embody in my life and not a futile projection I talk about  in some distant future.

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