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Nature, with all its variety of life forms, is a parable that portrays the community of God’s kingdom. Just as the air surrounds us, or as a blowing wind engulfs us, we need to be immersed in the blowing Spirit, who unites and renews everything. And just as water washes and cleanses us every day, so in the intensified symbol of baptism by immersion we witness to our purification from everything that is of death. 

So too, each day of shared labor within a working community is a parable.