The Natural Life – The Rev. Jean Darling
Recently, we have been discovering the interconnectedness of the world in new ways; for example, how our human biome (the bacteria in our gut) contributes to our health, or lack thereof. We are discovering that the bacteria in the soil contribute mightily to its health, and to the nutritional value of the beans, squash and corn we grow in it. We are discovering that the trees in the healthy forest communicate with one another through microscopic life in the soil, feeding one another or warning of imminent threats. The large and the small need one another, and we are richer for our shared existence.