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Posts from the ‘Care of the Earth’ Category

Earth Belongs to All Living Creatures – Not Just Humans

To all earth’s creatures God has given the broad earth, the springs, the rivers and the forests, giving the air to the birds, and the waters to those who live in water, giving abundantly to all the basic needs of life, not as a private possession, not restricted by law, not divided by boundaries, but as common to all, amply and in rich measure.

– Gregory of Nazianzus

Reverence and Respect for Life

Respect life, revere life. There is nothing more holy than life, nothing more divine than life.

– Osho

Let Us Care for our Soil

The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life. Without proper care for it we can have no community, because without proper care for it we can have no life.

– Wendell Berry

Let’s go . . . Nowhere

Going nowhere … isn’t about turning your back on the world; it’s about stepping away now and then so that you can see the world more clearly and love it more deeply.

-Leonard Cohen

What Is Our Destiny?

The destiny of humans cannot be separated from the destiny of Earth.

-Thomas Berry

Wednesday of Hope – A Glimmer on the Horizon

Sometimes we have to do the work, even though we don’t yet see a glimmer on the horizon that it’s actually going to be possible.

– Angela Davis

Los Angeles has drained so much water from Owens Valley. I spent 40 years in L.A., so I am aware how we used it. Those tufa spires you see in the image above from Mono Lake, were it not for the water that L.A. has used, they would be under water.

We can be discouraged by the signs we see around us as to the damage we are doing to this sacred place on which we live. But we will not give up hope. We look for a glimmer on the horizon, and continue to raise our voices, and do what we must do today.

See the World

Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.

– Ray Bradbury