Watching the earth
Listening to its uninterrupted stream of noise
From the silence of infinite space
From here there are no visible countries
It’s not like a map or a globe
- There are no lines for territories
- No colours to mark out countries,
- historical separations,
- human definitions…
Just rock, sea, forest and desert
Evolving, eroding, reforming, colliding
Life, death, birth, turning
Movements and currents
Massive and caught up in the energy of creation
You are looking for signs of ownership but none are visible
You are looking for clues of permanence
But all is slowly changing
- To who does this all belong?
- Who has the right to claim its power, plunder its resources?
You are out in space
Breathless and patient
Awe-struck and motionless in front of this big, blue, bright ball
This great glittering, god-filled gift
This unbounded blessing you can only call
This seed contains all the information needed to reproduce its own kind
Plant the seed in some soil
As you do so, feel the moist earthiness of the soil
Think of the darkness the seed experiences
before it can spring to life
on the brink of creation, there is darkness
As you plant the seed
you are participating in one of the greatest mysteries of the cosmos
you are co-creating with God.
Together you give birth to life.
As the seed grows and flowers
it is a symbol of your love and care
of nature, creation, of the planet, of home.