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Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Thanks to Ian Wright

"... Be like the fox
who makes more tracks than is necessary,
some in the wrong direction.
Practice Resurrection."
from Wendell Berry "Manifesto: the Mad Farmer Liberation Front"

In 36 degree temperatures on Wednesday 7 January, several hundred people gathered in Canberra to celebrate the life of Ian Wright, fisherman, pastor and gardener. Quiet, slightly built he had finally succumbed after a four year battle with cancer.

My thanks to Ian for:
  • introducing me to and encouraging me to read Wendell Berry's novels.
  • time invested in conversation and coffee with my son, in exploring his own path.
  • a life invested in friendship, a spirit open to explore issues with this Anabaptist, who was increasingly at odds with the the history of Christian conformity to the Establishment and the Christendom settlement.
  • practicing resurrection, celebrating the goodness of the world in the midst of pain.

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