This harvest time, imagine the migration of our ancestors to “the new world” as a modern Exodus. This is God’s promise: “I will restore the fortunes of my people. They shall plant vineyards and drink their wine, and they shall make gardens and eat their fruit. I will plant them on their land, and they shall never again be uprooted out of the land that I have given them…” (Amos 9:11–15). Because they came to Minnesota, they found not only milk and honey but special things like tomatoes, sweet corn and walleye! On one of our campus trails, a bench is installed looking at nothing but a great green wall of corn in a field. When asked why anybody would situate a bench there, the reply was, “We like to look at corn.” But mainly, we love to eat it. Thanks, Creator God for late summer gifts!
By Mary Jackle, OSB