Category: Care of the Earth

What Do You Hear from the Mountains?

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. – John Muir

What is the Value in Creation?

I cannot look in any direction without seeing creations of God. Therefore nothing is insignificant, and everything worthy of respect and care. Nothing is second-class. What God has made is of value. – Paula D’Arcy in Gift of the Red Bird

For the Beauty of the Earth

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. – Rachel Carson

Weekly Photo Challenge: Family

Truly, Earth is our family, and we need to help her to flourish as much as diligently as we prepare our children for the future. We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. – Native American Proverb

Another Favorite Poet: Wendell Berry

To live, we must daily break the body and shed the blood of creation. When we do it knowingly, lovingly, skillfully, reverently, it is a sacrament. When we do it ignorantly, greedily, destructively, it is a desecration. – Wendell Berry, The Gift of Good… Continue Reading “Another Favorite Poet: Wendell Berry”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Background

Do you reverence creation? Or is it only background? God might think differently – God would kneel down.     I think¬†God might be a little prejudiced.¬† For once He asked me to join Him on a walk through this world, and we gazed… Continue Reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Background”

How Are Our Lives a Gift to Creation?

Our first reading today is from the book of Genesis. We are reminded of the gift that creation is to us. May we also remember that we are to be a gift to creation. Let us ask ourselves today, “How is creation a gift… Continue Reading “How Are Our Lives a Gift to Creation?”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal

I love the poetry of Wendell Barry; he is a man of hope. The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is… Continue Reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal”

What Are You Planting?

Every uncompassionate action is like planting a dead tree. -Shantideva

What Kind of Globalization Do We Want to Create?

We are living in a period of commercial globalization. What we really need is spiritual globalization. – Sister Joan Chittister, OSB