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Loving Nature

To us, a person cannot fully love God unless he or she also loves God's creation:

whether it's expressed in the form of Mary's painting at the top of the page, or in Carol Vito's photo of this winter wonderland,

or through the gentle beauty of this mother and child drinking water,

or the beauty of this spotted touch-me-not,

or through this cat and rat who prove that Isaiah's prophecy of a peaceable kingdom (11:6-9) is a reality,

or through this peaceful encounter with a mouse in a tree.

Comments by Frank L. Hoffman - 9 Jan 2003

One of the primary objectives of our web site ministry was to reach people who had a soft heart and who were hurt by the cruelty they encountered in this world.  We wanted to counter the hard edge of Christianity that destroys our creation rather than being the loving and compassionate stewards of it that God directed is to be (Genesis 1:26-28).  Jesus called us to be peacemakers and children of God (Matthew 5:9), and Paul teaches us that the whole of creation anxiously awaits the revealing of these children of God to free it from the corruption to which it was subjected (Romans 8:18-25).

One of the people who were touched by this message was Terri Russell.  It was her letters that sparked this discussion, and it began with my message to the Veg-Christian discussion group.

Dear Friends:

Terri and I have been corresponding for a little while about items we published on our web site. So, I invited her to join our discussion list.

Below [on the following page] is a copy of her last letter, which, to me, reflects the feelings of many of the Christians we have been trying to reach with our message of unlimited compassion for the whole of creation.

Terri is at a point in her life where most of us have been. Please think about your own journeys as you read her letter.

In the Love of the Lord,

Frank

Go on to Comments by Terri Russell - 9 Jan 2003

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