Nature and Worship – A Reflection

Another awe-inspiring blog from Rev. Moore

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Today we were able to head to Hermit Park Open Space for a hike that took us into the Roosevelt National Forest. It was a beautiful late afternoon and evening for that hike. Today was a day of worship, meetings, and reading for my seminary class. It was so good to get out and breathe deeply in the beautiful wilderness area.

Each time we have hiked in Hermit Park we have truly encountered the wonder of God’s creation and felt the Spirit move as the wind blows through the aspens and pines. From the birds chanting their Vesper prayers to the sweet moose spending time with us, we have been in worship with our neighbors.

As we have hiked and enjoyed what the Rockies have to offer us, I have often thought about Thomas Merton and the blessings he experienced in his Hermitage, surrounded by nature. These encounters with God…

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