The Grace of Wildflowers

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The Grace of Wildflowers

In my morning musings today, before I read your excellent piece here, I was also wondering if the time has come to acknowledge that we must let the UMC die gracefully. I weep at the thought. The UMC has, as you have so well stated, been life-saving to many, including me. Nonetheless, I am only too aware that everything has a life span, and when we try to pump life into something already deep into the dying process, we expend resources poorly. Wildflowers have a short season, some trees live for thousands of years, but all will eventually die. That is the nature of life--and of institutions. There is much grief here. But also hope. New life does indeed arise from death. That is, after all, the core of the Gospel.

Christy Thomas more than 5 years ago

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