Last week in a sermon over at King of Peace Episcopal Church in Kingsland, I mentioned that we need to take care of this planet because to my knowledge, it is our only source of chocolate. This drew some fun comments at http://jimmorrow.wordpress.com/2007/09/23/from-the-mouths-of-priests/
Treatment of our environment has gotten to be a serious matter, as we could find out from anyone who lives in sub-Saharan Africa. Where I hail from strip-mining has long been an issue as the faceless corporations destroy the beauty of the mountains where some of the same families have lived for generations -- and those generations include human families as well as critter families.
Here is a quote from Thomas Berry, The Great Work (New York: Bell Tower, 1999), p. 175:
... There is a need to be sensitive to the Earth, for the destiny of the Earth identifies with our own destiny, exploitation of the Earth is exploitation of the human, elimination of the aesthetic splendors of the Earth is diminishment of existence. We do not serve the human by blasting the mountains apart for mineral resources, for in losing the wonder and awesome qualities of the mountains we destroy an urgent dimension of our reality.
Think about it -- would you want to live in a world without chocolate?
The Rev. Linda McCloud
The Episcopal Church of Our Savior at Honey Creek
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Your Source of Chocolate
Our only source of Chocolate
Posted by Linda McCloud+ at 6:00 AM