A Short Film for the Season

Here is help to pause with nature and reconnect with Life beyond our stresses. Contemplative music accompanying photos we have collected in nature offer eleven minutes of retreat. Many people remember this discipline at this time of year when Lent begins with Ash Wednesday.

The Rev. Rick Malec commissioned this contemplative film to play in the sanctuary of United Methodist Church of Temecula, California, on Ash Wednesday when people come to devote a little time remembering we are all made of the same elements, and to receive the sign of the cross in ashes on their foreheads. So begins the season of Lent which culminates in the Passion of Jesus’ death and resurrection.

Contemplating the natural world has been called “creatio divina” for centuries and we hope this film will encourage you to get out into the real trees, rocks, ocean, flowers, stars and sky to remember we are members together with all of these.