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Monday Minute 2-20-18

All for one and one for all…

Jesus’ core message… that we are all one… is surely one of the great mysteries of our existence. This truth is so hard to accept because our senses tell a different story: We are separate, different, and alone. We need an image to help us realize what our senses cannot. Picture the giant redwood trees of California: Did you know they only grow in groves? Moreover, each tree’s roots extend and grasp the roots of the surrounding redwood trees, forming a strong, interconnecting network that serves to nourish and sustain all of them equally.

The next time you are tempted to think of someone as “the other,” remember the redwood trees and their invisible, interlocking roots.

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