Saturday, November 13, 2010

Photo courtesy of Maureen Profeta
The same forces that hurt widows and orphans, minorities and women, children and the elderly also hurt the songbirds and trout, the ferns and old-growth forests: greed, impatience, selfishness, arrogance, hurry, anger, competition, irreverence -- plus a theology that cares for souls but neglects bodies, that focuses on eternity in heaven but abandons history on earth. When greed and consumerism are exposed, when arrogance and irreverence are unplugged, when hurry and selfishness are named and repented of, when the sacred-secular rift in our thinking is healed, the world and all it contains (widows, orphans, trees, soil) are revalued and made sacred again.

-- Brian McLaren    
Why I Am Green    

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