Saturday, August 12, 2006

Our Failure To Take Care Of The Earth.

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks' piece at TimesOnLine is effective in reminding us of how we have failed our responsibilities for the earth.

Fifteen centuries ago Judaism's sages said that when God made the first man, He took him to see all the trees in the Garden of Eden. He said to him: "See how beautiful are My works. All that I have created I have made for you. But be careful that you do not ruin My world, for if you do, there is no one else to put right what you have destroyed."

How fatefully those words echo now. We are today consuming our children's tomorrow. Before it is too late we must learn environmental habits of reverence, responsibility and restraint.

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