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speckled aspen

I don't know who this photo belongs to, but if you know who took it I'd like to credit them.

“The conception of Jesus must be understood as an eschatological act, and that is why the Spirit is involved. The Spirit, as the perfecting cause of the creation, is the agent of the perfecting of Jesus humanity, through the renewal of the fallen flesh which is taken from Mary. It is extremely important not to speak of the conception of Jesus as a creation out of nothing, though that is often done.  Any suggestion that his body is not formed of the matter of this fallen world both breaks the links between creation and redemption and renders the saviour irrelevant to this world.”

                                                 Colin Gunton, The Triune Creator