We all eat, hopefully, several times a day. Many of us also pray for wisdom, discernment, and courage in growing God’s Kingdom. These are related actions, but what does eating, salvation, creation, and our own callings have to do with each other? In the words of Wendell Berry “These are religious questions, obviously, for our bodies are part of the Creation ... But the questions are also agricultural, for no matter how urban our live, our bodies live by farming...” Jerremie Clyde, a farmer and academic, will be speaking about how faith and farming/gardening come together to inform his understanding of God's call to the Church regarding creation. The talk will include everything from anecdotes from his farm to what we can learn about environmental stewardship from both Old and New Testaments. We will consider why the Church seems so blind to the "environment" and how we can learn to see it, to accept and understand the words of Psalm 104. There will be time for questions and discussion throughout the presentation, and pictures of some of the most adorable yaks you have likely ever seen.
Join us for this free public lecture on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 in Caritas Conference Room from 7:30-8:30pm.
All are welcome! Stay for snack and evening prayer which follow immediately.