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A Tiny Blue Dot

The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.  Carl Sagan

I cannot stress enough how absolutely important it has become for all Americans in the USA to STOP this madness of the consumption of everything on earth just because we want it! As different as we are from one another we all have the same desire to consume almost everything we see. The primary motivation human beings are stimulated by today is their own entertainment, even our churches reflect that premise! There is a tiny group of Americans who have realized how insane that lifestyle is, unfortunately there are so few of them that they hardly matter. If we do not change this mind-set we will create a condition on earth that will be so difficult for all human beings to survive that many will choose death as a better alternative. Is that what we want for our children and their kids?

It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.  Carl Sagan

Whether you view it from a satellite four billion miles away or from your own backyard, this planet is becoming smaller with every single rotation. If we care to live up to the responsibility we have to our children we must immediately begin living in a far more sustainable way and pass that lifestyle on to our children. The majority of our children under the age of twenty years old are much less capable of understanding what consequences our lifestyle is burdening them with, and that puts the responsibility of making them aware of these future consequences squarely upon our shoulders.

Whether you believe there is an ongoing climate change or not, if you think that the economy is getting worse or you do not, even if you may or may not consider this the end of days, the factor that affects us most today is the condition of our spirit, our outlook, our emotional wellbeing. It is our attitude (Faith) that well eventually determine our outcome. Right now our attitude is dismally focused on “dying with the most toys“.

There is a shining light, and although that light should be coming from within the very heart of the Church, it is instead coming from everywhere but the church. Thank God He will use even a donkey to communicate with His people when His people become so obstinate they will not listen to reason. Did God assign us the responsibility as caretakers of this planet? If in fact He did, are we living up to that request? Genesis 1:26

If we were given the world to rule over as God does us, one must take into consideration His relationship with Us. And if he rules us with love and care, do we do the same to this planet?

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