The very way you put this seems to suggest that there is no room for growing within "the church" environment or mentality. Why?
He was simply expanding the concept of life to everything.
It makes me wonder how much the dogmatic way of religions comes from within the arena and how much comes from those on the "outside" saying define yourselves or be nothing.
I would like to think that humanity has the ability to come to terms with the fact that we are all part of a single organism and that what serves one part serves another just as what harms one part harms the whole.
We are growing. Thank you for the article to see that it is possible.