We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So let's start giving
There's a choice we're making
We're saving our own lives
It's true we'll make a better day
Just you and me
- Michael Jackson,
Lionel Richie -
If we believe we are
separate from God, and from one another, we can easily accept that we are
separate from the earth. When we
swallow the lie that we are separate from God's creation, it makes it possible,
easy even, for us to pollute the air and poison the water as we have been doing
at an alarming pace. When we
become separated, we fall prey to the egocentric mindset that is solely
concerned with turning a profit, leaving behind a mess for the generations not
yet born to inherit.
Many Christians, and
people in general for that matter, are not yet environmentally conscious
because we adhere to the fallacy that the earth is not our home
and that we are just passing through the earth. The earth is the Lord's, and the
earth is ours and the earth is us.
Recycling, conservation and minimalist living are not perceived as
burdensome once we realize our connectedness to the earth and all of its
When we sense this oneness, we will gladly
lend a helping hand because we
will realize that we are saving our own lives! We make a brighter day
when we see ourselves in the faces of others; in the faces of our enemies; when
we see God in all of His creation.
When we accept our connectedness to creation, we awaken to the idea that
we are only encountering ourselves, in others and in everything.
Quote of the Week
"To see the Divine in all
things is to begin to live, to begin to be awake and aware."