Friday, March 28, 2008

Way of the Cross-2008: Station Ten

Breath In,Breath out, Greenpeace

I was fortunate enough to discover the 20th Annual Walk for Justice while I was in Springfield Illinois. The group was inter-denominational. The Stations were landmarks in downtown Springfield that could connect current events to Jesus today. I will review each station one at a time.

Station Ten: The State Journal Register

Station Ten: Jesus is stripped

At the crossroads of knowledge of the existence of global warming and what is needed to reduce its impact, we are charge with a tremendous task. Do we make the connection between our work of peace and justice and our love and respect for Earth and all her creation? Do we see the connection between a golden sunset, a baby’s smile and the rights of everyone, no matter their skin color or facial features, to adequate housing and a decent life?

De we hear the connection between the call of a gull, the whisper of an evening breeze and the rights of all to live in dignity without war and violence? Do we feel the connection between soft kitten fur, a tiny flower’s petals and the need for all of us to good food, compatible companionship and the rights of all to untainted food and clean water?

Are we willing to make the sacrifices necessary for the life of the world that comes after us: our children, their children, and all living beings throughout this great green pulse? Can we use less, give more and allow for the loving, symbiotic mutual stewardship of all creation?

Spirit of Wisdom, bless us with a greater knowledge of Mother Earth. Fill us with love for all her sentient beings, the holy ground on which we step, the life-giving air we breath, the healing water to be shared among plants and animals alike, and the finite resources that are gifts not o be taken for granted.

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