Being fruitful isn’t a solitary pursuit

Walking down the lane, I picked up these gorgeous plump acorns.

This year they have been particularly large, and the blackberries are following their lead.

Yet what makes them so big?

It’s not their individual capacity for growth because fruitfulness is not a solitary action.

An acorn cannot determine its own size.

Instead, it’s the cumulation of a gloriously interdependent ecosystem where internal and external elements flow together – probably topped off by the recent heatwave and rainfall.

And it’s the same with us humans.

Yet somehow, we’ve become desperately impoverished in our thinking and have swallowed the line that it’s all down to us.

It isn’t.