Monday, November 20, 2006

NOT "THANKSGIVING LITE"

John Gibson is a primary local advocate for The Earth Charter and he e-mails a weekly paragrah on Mondays. Today's is poignant:

"'The spirit of human solidarity and kinship with all life is strengthened when we live with reverence for the mystery of being, gratitude for the gift of life, and humility regarding the human place in nature' (Earth Charter Preamble). It’s easy and appropriate to be grateful when you have plenty to eat, a place to sleep and health insurance to buffer the vulnerabilities of body and mind. This Thanksgiving, however, please join me in pondering how to live both gratefully and responsibly in a world where 852 million people are hungry, another plant or animal species goes extinct every 20 minutes, 46 million people in the U.S. have no health insurance, and 3500 persons are homeless in Indianapolis alone. Guilt trip? No! But thanksgiving 'lite' won’t work either."

Thanks for the prod, John.

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