To Live

To live, we must daily break the body and shed the blood of Creation. When we do this knowingly, lovingly, skillfully, reverently, it is a sacrament. When we do it ignorantly, greedily, clumsily, destructively, it is a desecration. In such desecration we condemn ourselves to spiritual and moral loneliness, and others to want.

Wendell Berry

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6 comments on “To Live

  1. Jeff says:

    If that isn’t the most concise indictment and conviction of our economic system ever written, I don’t know what is. Wendell Berry ought to be required reading in high school.

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  2. avwalters says:

    The Wendell Berry interview is eloquent….perfect.

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