Praying for the earth
a stop along my favorite hiking trail up north
Earth Day is every day for us. My family recycles, keeps informed about environmental issues, keeps on top of our carbon footprint and supports some green groups, but underlying these actions is prayer.
Thought determines experience, and when thought is aligned with God, who is infinite Mind/infinite intelligence, we are open to literally infinite possibilities. This is where prayer comes in.
God, the Creator of the earth, saw everything that He made and announced it completely good. (See Genesis 1:31.) To take a look at the material scene, though, it would appear that deterioration, neglect, greed and ignorance have altered this view and put us on a dangerous course of further deterioration.
So, then, does God get shoved out of the picture? Hardly. And are we helpless to stop this downward spiral? Not at all. In Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy writes, "Omnipotent Spirit ( another name for God) shares not its strength with matter or with human will." God, and all of God's attributes such as unconditional love, intelligent care, balanced systems-- all have divine authority. God is at the helm of thought. And God is supreme good. God will not be overwhelmed.
The mental environment we accept is the physical environment we live in. So it is important that we identify with what has divine authority and work out from that basis, and accept only a mental environment that is sustainable, harmonious and pure. This then will become our physical environment.
My prayer for today is to continue in the Love in which we were created, and to safeguard all the good, beauty and majesty around us.
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Kim C Korinek, CSB
banner photo (c) Micah Korinek; other photos by Gabe Korinek, Kim Korinek, Brad Crooks. Leslie Larsen (c) 2016