Thursday, June 10, 2010
When the Earth Groans
The Native Americans believe that the oil is the blood of the earth. If so, Mother Earth is hemorrhaging. And she IS our Mother, Even the bible says that we were made from the dust of the earth that he formed and blew his spirit in. She feeds us, she waters us and we are like spoiled children who take all that we can get from her while she lies dying.
this was in Sojourners regarding the oil spill and spoke to me.
"For those of you who feel overwhelmed by the images you see and the stories you hear, I want to challenge you to participate in the spiritual act of listening and discernment. Take an image of the contamination of creation and meditate on it. Romans 8:22 says the whole earth groans. Can you hear it? Read or listen to the story of a person whose livelihood has been destroyed or who died on the oil rig. In 1 Corinthians 12:26, we read that if one part of the body suffers, every part suffers with it. Can you feel the suffering? Listen and pray. Act and sacrifice. Change and be transformed. First we listen, then we decide what we will sacrifice in service, action, and even lifestyle. And only then will we change."