“We can no longer hear the voice of the rivers, the mountains, or the sea.
The trees and meadows are no longer intimate modes of spirit presence.
The world about us has become an ‘it’ rather than a ‘thou.’”
(Thomas Berry, “The Meadow Across the Creek,” in The Great Work, 17).
When Thomas Berry wrote this book almost 20 years ago he couldn't have predicted what would lie ahead....and yet in many ways this book was written as if by a prophet foreseeing the future!
Berry kindly offers a strong mandate for what needs to be done to improve the relationships between all living things - including human beings - in order to restore the health and livelihood of this home we call Planet Earth. Now more than ever this poignant insight into our natural environment needs to receive the attention it deserves - check it out if you haven't yet read it - it's a gem!
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