The Luthergarten also offers spiritual experiences to visitors.
To seek refuge in the shade of a tree, to lean on a mighty tree trunk, to wonder at the young leaves in spring or the colors of the leaves in the fall – all that is good for the soul.
A strong tree that withstands a storm is also a symbol for successful human life. “Happy are those whose delight is in the law of the Lord. They are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither. In all that they do, they prosper” (Psalm 1).
A tree does not just reflect the life of an individual. In the Luthergarten, the roots of the trees reach deep into the same earth. Their crowns grow toward the same sky. Year by year, their branches grow closer and touch each other. They remain their own, very different, trees. They leave each other space and yet belong together in one garden. Unity in diversity – the Luthergarten itself reflects the fundamental idea of the Christian ecumenical movement. Therein lies hope for the human family as well, which is so torn apart by violence and conflicts.
Here you will find materials for a personal spiritual exploration of the Luthergarten:
The LWF Center Wittenberg offers tours and devotions in connection with events. If you are interested, please contact the LWF Center (email@example.com).