If we could look beneath the soil at the redwood roots we would see that while they only descend 6-12 feet vertically, they extend up to 100 feet horizontally. In a redwood grove, the roots of one tree become entwined with the roots of the other trees creating an underground root web that gives support and stability to these giants. When I first came to St. Peter’s, I quickly noticed something very similar. If you could see beneath the terrazzo tiles of our sanctuary, beneath the foundation, and into the soil, you would see roots extending out from the people who are St. Peter’s. Wherever we go, we are supported by a web of roots that extends from all of us who sit in these pews and kneel at this rail.