Wendell Berry

from "The Gift of Good Land"
14th February 2018

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.