In years’ past, that time spent in the woods was absolutely communal. Now, though, as I sit outside Church of the Nativity after my Catholic studies group, I see my communion in the woods as being the extension to the purpose of the church itself.
I see God’s beauty all around me, especially in the untouched woods and natural lands. But now I am beginning to understand how the church itself is the center of that source of spirituality; it is the core, the very sun and light of my worship. It completes my walks in the woods.
Our church is currently under construction to open ourselves to an ever-expanding congregation. I see myself under the same construction, expanding my heart in my journey of sanctification toward a greater holiness. May my house that I am building be as welcome and as serving as Church of the Nativity in their own rebuilding.
Ever grateful for such light and truth, as I am grateful for the light of God in all things around me.