14th February

The Earth Is The Lord’s

Then the Lord God took some soil from the ground and formed a man out of it; he breathed life-giving breath into his nostrils and the man began to live. Genesis 2: 7

Teach your children what we have taught our children
That the earth is our mother
Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons and daughters of the earth
If men spit upon the ground they spit upon themselves
This we know.
The earth does not belong to us; we belong to the earth
This we know.
All things are connected like the blood which unites one family
All things are connected
We did not weave the web of life
We are merely a strand in it.
Whatever we do to the web we do to ourselves.
Chief Seattle

Holy persons draw to themselves all that is earthly.
Hildegard of Bingen

May all I say and all I think
be in harmony with you
God within me, God beyond me
maker of the trees
Chinook Psalter

The food which we are to eat
Is earth, water and sun
Coming to us through pleasing plants.
The food which we are to eat
Is the fruit of the labour of many creatures.
We are thankful for it.
May it give us health, strength, joy
And may it increase our love.
A Unitarian prayer before a meal