“Wherever forests have not been mowed down, wherever the animal is recessed in their quiet protection, wherever the earth is not bereft of four-footed life – that to the white man is an ‘unbroken wilderness.’
But for us there was no wilderness, nature was not dangerous but hospitable, not forbidding but friendly. Our faith sought the harmony of man with his surroundings; the other sought the dominance of surroundings.
For us, the world was full of beauty; for the other, it was a place to be endured until he went to another world.
But we were wise. We knew that man’s heart, away from nature, becomes hard.” ― Chief Luther Standing Bear
Unity World Day of Prayer has become a special time for us since we moved to an area where there is not an active Unity ministry close by. We feel a sense of belonging as people gather together, first in person at Unity Village and now since the pandemic started online to pray. The unity movement was built on prayer and Silent Unity is always available to pray with people of all faiths. http://upray.unity.org/prayer
Please feel free to join us in observing this very special day.
When Bob and I first moved to our current home eight years ago, this was a beautiful place. A wooded lakeside community we have watched slowly being destroyed by people who want perfectly manicured lawns without the inconvenience of trees and wildlife. We will pay for these actions which we are already beginning to see with increased summer heat without the shade of trees, many of which have already been removed.
If we continue to live as if this earth is ours to do with what we will there will be serious consequences. God is our father and the Earth is our mother, don’t you think it’s time to show her a little love? To get us thinking in this direction this month our focus will be on the earth.