The Official Writing Challenge
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What a wonderful way to compare the Body of Christ, His Church, as a tree!
What an amazing and breathtaking piece! So many descriptive sections and deep symbolism! I need to meditate further on this one!
Great job!
12/13/05
Wow! Gripping and beautiful! Drew me in and carried me through. The message is just....beautiful.
Found the intrigue/interest to compound as this continued, right to the end! Novel and effective. :-)
Incredible ... absolutely incredible. Such beautiful imagery. Well done.
12/16/05
Wonderfully written imagery! Thanks!
I had to read this twice. It is really something special. I'm so glad I read it. The mutilated olive branch and your branch with it's Australian gum and cherry blossoms. I love the variety in the tree and the truth that we all come from one life source. Awesome!
12/17/05
Oh, I love this. I agree with all the above comments. It's intriguing, inspired. I am so blessed by this piece, especially this line, "Are the branches and leaves of ‘my’ cluster inherently better or worse than any others? Don’t they all draw from the same life source, nourished by the life giving sap that flows through the tree?" Fantastic work.
12/17/05
Beautiful imagery, and excellent comparisons. I love it when you put so much of your own journey into your writing. :) Karen
12/19/05
A wonderful, thought provoking, metaphor for our earthly existence and heavenly home. Tinged with sadness, though. (‘stark, empty, lifeless,’ branches and those ‘conspicuous by their absence.’)