Food for Thought – on “Let Your Life Speak” by Parker Palmer

dying seed IIIFrances remembered this quote from Parker Palmer’s Let Your Life Speak, and thought it relevant for Alice’s Lenten compost project with the children:  “I love the fact that the word humus – the decayed, vegetable matter that feeds the roots of plants – comes from the same word as humility.  It is a blessed etymology.  It helps me understand that the humiliating events of life, the events that leave ‘mud on my face’ or that ‘make my name mud’ may create the fertile soil in which something new can grow.”  (103)



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