Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Battered and abused and lovely

"Our earth is like a child who has grown up without parents, having no one to guide and direct her."
As Jesus spoke, his voice intensified in subdued anguish.
"Some have attempted to help her but most have simply tried to use her. Humans, who have been given the task to lovingly steer the world, instead plunder her with no consideration, other than their immediate needs. And they give little thought for their own children who will inherit their lack of love. So they use her and abuse her with little consideration and then when she shudders or blows her breath, they are offended and raise their fist at God."
"You're an ecologist?" Mack said, half as an accusation.
"This blue-green ball in black space, filled with beauty even now, battered and abused and lovely."
"I know that song. You must care deeply about the Creation," smiled Mack.
"Well, this blue-green ball in black space belongs to me," Jesus stated emphatically.
 

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Shane said...

Genesis 1: 27 - 31, 'And God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. And God BLESSED them; and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule (take care) over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky, and over every living thing that moves on the earth."'

Genesis 2: 15, 'Then the LORD God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate and guard and keep it.'

It's our God-given responsibility to look after the earth He has entrusted to us... and the time to act is NOW.

PS Check out http://careofcreation.net/ led by environmentalist Craig Sorley. He was recently named one of TIME magazine's 'Top Heroes of the Environment'. To read TIME's article on him and his cause, go to http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1841778_1841781_1841810,00.html . Make sure you allow the Active X pop-up.

To Charles... thanks for this! :)