Posts Tagged ‘black friday’

If we are really grateful, why do we do so much damage to all that gives us life? A Thanksgiving Reflection

Posted November 25th, 2013 in Blog, Featured 1 Comment

If we were thankful at all for what this Earth has given us, we would stop doing our level best to bring about so much destruction. And those who look at the Earth as a big package of resources to be exploited for human “development,” for profit and power, for human pleasure and selfish satisfaction, would find their way of life rejected by humanity – for the sake of our humanity…

Gratitude, like love or peace, is not a sentiment, not a feeling – it is action, it is something we do, a quality of who we are, an orientation toward the world. We cannot be grateful to someone we love while we beat them to a pulp….

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Creating new ways of life – the roots of authentic hope

Posted December 4th, 2012 in Blog, Featured 2 Comments

The news is dire, but it is only hopeless if nothing changes, or, better said, if we don’t change anything. Hope is not something I can give anyone. I can’t tell you here that things will be okay. They won’t. We’re in for hard times. But hope is a work of the hands and heart, it is a project, not a sentiment. You have to work at it. You have to make it real by how you live.

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Living in a time of crisis

Posted December 2nd, 2008 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on Living in a time of crisis

Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: [I GO TO ST. LOUIS THIS WEEK FOR A COUPLE OF SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS,  SO THIS WILL BE MY ONLY POST UNTIL MONDAY. THANKS FOR VISITING.] Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.  Hope we all had a little quiet time to think about those things for which we ought […]

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