Category: Care of the Earth

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

The Babies (Fawns) are Out and About

Well, I may have been missing lately, but others have been busy. And our new fawns are growing and wandering about . . . with mother, of course. We have counted three, two of which are “twins”. This is one of the twins. We… Continue Reading “The Babies (Fawns) are Out and About”

Care for Creation – Something All Christians Can Believe In

Because I was out of town, I got a little behind on postings, and even missed Earth Day. So, since we should be concerned about the earth and all who live there more than one day a year, there will be several postings in… Continue Reading “Care for Creation – Something All Christians Can Believe In”

Walking Humbly on the Earth

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

Our Responsibility to this House of Prayer in which we dwell

In today’s Gospel passage from Luke we read: Jesus entered the temple area and proceeded to drive out those who were selling things, saying to them, “It is written, My house shall be a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves.”  Isn’t all of… Continue Reading “Our Responsibility to this House of Prayer in which we dwell”