destroying nature

The Savage You Become…

“You tear down our sacred land in the name of development and civilization, but the more civilized you feel the more savage you become.” — T.O.

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One thought on “The Savage You Become…

  1. Dewin Nefol says:

    Tread Carefully – by Jenny Spouge

    Blessed are you who tread gently on the earth
    for you will be part of the new creation.
    Blessed are you who share its resources now
    for you shall also share in the feast prepared for all people.
    Blessed are you who weep at the destruction of the land
    for you will laugh and dance in green fields.
    Blessed are you when you are hated and insulted because you show up
    the folly of others who do not share your concerns for the earth or its people.
    Rejoice in that day and leap for joy because you shall dwell with God

    But woe to you who exploit the earth,
    for you have already received your comfort.
    Woe to you who are greedy and ensure your own wants are met without
    a thought for the toil of others
    for you will go hungry.
    Woe to you who laugh as factories pump waste into rivers,
    as exhaust fumes fill the skies,
    as unprotected workers inhale pesticides,
    for you will mourn and weep.
    Woe to you when bankers and shareholders speak well of your profits
    and ignore your ethics,
    for the Lord knows the secrets of the heart.

    – Taken from: Wisdom is Calling, Canterbury Press, 1999 –

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