Neighborly Waters

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You have heard that it was said, Water is a precious resource to tend carefully and preserve. But I say to you, Water is a neighbor. Water is a relative. Water is life.

“You have heard that it was said, God created all of creation and commanded us to be good stewards of this gift. But I say to you, You belong to creation. You are not set apart. You must be re-placed in your watershed, rooted in your place, your wholeness & wellbeing bound up with the wholeness & wellbeing of your bioregion.

“You have heard that it was said, You must live on this land with great care. But I say to you, You will only truly live when you know that you don’t live on any land, but that you live in a place, within a bioregion, woven into a watershed.”

Pastor Megan reflects on how we come to know our waters as our neighbors and, as such, to love them as ourselves. The third Sunday in our Watershed Discipleship worship series “A Place We Love.”

Listen here (a few notes below).

Peter Kujawinski, “Keepers of a Last Refuge,” The New York Times, February 12, 2017: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/07/travel/great-bear-lake-arctic-unesco-biosphere-canada.html

Jason Bayassee, Feasting on the Word, Year A, Volume 1, 382.

Ched Myers, Watershed Discipleship: Reinhabiting Bioregional Faith and Practice, Cascade Books (2016), 19.

Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18
Matthew 5:38-48

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