Forest Forensics – Br. Mark Brown

Mark-Brown-SSJE-2010-300x299Luke 14:25-33; Philemon

“So therefore, none of you can become my disciple if you do not give up all your possessions.” [Luke 14:33] 

Some very challenging and grim sounding words from the gospel…

I spent the day yesterday at Emery House.  It was one of those warm, sunny, late summer days with just enough breeze to be gently intoxicating. Br. Geoffrey and I and the Brothers at Emery House had some very stimulating conversations with a group of friends and advisors about new developments at Emery House.  We also had a fascinating tour around the woods and fields guided by an expert in forest forensics: I had no idea there was such a thing as forest forensics. I had no idea there were so many wonders to be told in stones and trees and the lay of the land.  I had no idea there was so much poetry in roots and leaves and micro-organisms. Read More