There is not much to add to Norma Bobb‘s post. She provides an inspiring text along with a beautiful picture and reminds me of my role in helping to protect the Earth for our children and grandchildren.
The post brought to mind the Indigenous quote: “Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.”
Our care for the Earth is based on being stewards and prophets who look forward without fulling grasping what they will discover. We deceive ourselves with false arguements about ecology and economy as separate. They are linked by their etymology coming from the Greek, oikos, meaning household. How we each care for our household speaks volumes about us.
As Norma Bobb proposes, we each have a duty to persist in caring for the Earth and being stewards in its care.
It is Independence Day in the US. What to many have forgotten is that with independence comes responsibility. Too many people, including leaders and those who claim to represent us have shirked that responsibility and seem to look after only their own financial gains. They have also forgotten “You can’t take it with you”.
I agree. Most real and enduring change occurs at the personal level and builds from there. Too much of politics is pandering and cliches.
Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
STEWARDS OF GOD’S CREATION…WE MUST BE…!
We are. It is a big responsibility and we should be proud we have been granted such responsiblity.
Lovely post, and love that view!
Thank you Joanne.