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Posts tagged ‘Care of the Earth’

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

And our earth family awaits our reply

And our earth family awaits our reply

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 our only hope.
-Wendell Barry

Chihully shows us the artists’ way of renewing the earth. This spectacular garden is found at the permanent Chihully exhibit in Seattle.

What Kind of Globalization Do We Want to Create?

From the “Cool Globes” project which was shown at Chrissy Field, San Francisco in 2008

We are living in a period of commercial globalization.
What we really need is spiritual globalization.

– Sister Joan Chittister, OSB

Care for Creation – Something All Christians Can Believe In

One of the "Cool Globes"* on display at Chrissy Field, San Francisco, in 2008 - this one depicting LED traffic signals.

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 regards to Care of the Earth.

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and the United Methodist Church (UMC) marked Earth Day 2012 with the release a joint statement on the Eucharist and the environment.  The statement, Heaven and Earth are Full of Your Glory, affirms that both Methodists and Catholics believe their celebration of the Eucharist helps them to see God’s glory in all of creation and therefore leads to greater care for the environment.

*More information on Cool Globes can be found at this website.

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

"golden gate bridge"

Finding the Cure in a Pumpkin Patch

pumpkin, pumpkin patch, Presentation Center, Los Gatos

Pumpkin patch in garden at Presentation Center, Los Gatos

The only cure is love, by Helen Caldicot

I just walked around my garden. It is a sunny, fall day and white fleecy clouds are scudding across a clear, blue sky.
The air is fresh and clear with no taint of chemical smells, and the mountains in the distance are ringed by shining silver clouds.
Earlier I picked a pan full of ripe cherry guavas to make jam, and the house is filling with the delicate aroma of simmering guavas.
Figs are ripening on the trees and developing that gorgeous deep, red glow at the apex of the fruit.
Huge, orange-colored lemons hang from the citrus trees, and lettuce, beet-roots, and cabbage are growing in the vegetable garden….

It is clear to me that unless we connect directly with the Earth, we will not have the faintest clue why we should save it.

Source: If You Love This Planet