Can we learn soon?

In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to remember seven generations in the past and consider seven generations in the future when making decisions that affect the people. 
-Wilma Mankiller, the first female Chief of the Cherokee Nation

I have always admired the insight of Native Americans. Their wisdom seems to reach a depth not always found in our society. When I look around at what we have done to the earth it is apparent that we don’t look ahead at all. Too often it is all about money and/or power. Two things that are so transient.

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To nurture the earth will allow human life to continue. If we don’t we don’t survive. I was talking with someone recently about “Mother Nature” and how she always seems to bite back. If we find an antibiotic to cure a disease it has the potential to change to something that we can’t fix. Eventually the earth itself will kill us off. Either as a direct result of what we have done or by what has evolved because of our hubris.

The Episcopal Prayer Book calls the earth: “this fragile earth, our island home.” The earth is fragile and I weep for what has been done.

I still have hope that people will wake up and change. In my experience we often wait until such a crisis occurs that there is no option but to change. I hope we don’t wait too long. Whatever is in our future I hope that we will learn, change and care for the earth. It is our only home.

 

3 thoughts on “Can we learn soon?”

  1. The bible says you can’t love God and love money. God is in everything and He created all things.
    The birds of the sky. The plant life and flowing water. All of us and all things in nature are nurtured through His living water.

    If people could open their eyes to the beauty around them and see themselves for their created value (what God sees, not what we see in the mirror) they would not be so quick to push the “almighty dollar” and embrace the Almighty God and His creations. I hope we all see the light and not continuously search for the price tag. The price we will pay in the end will be far greater if we do not change, grow, and learn. Have a blessed night!

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