MIAGD: Make it a great day
Last night, I posted this meme:
One of my favorite Facebook friends, Christopher Stephen Jenks from Rhode Island, shares membership in several White House groups and responded to the meme with this:
Christopher: This reminds me of what I heard in a lecture on climate change about 20 years ago. An evolutionary biologist was talking about the problems that climate change will bring. She finished with a Q&A, and one member of the audience asked, “Will the earth survive this?” She answered, “Oh yes. The earth will survive just fine, but it may do so by getting rid of us.” That has always stuck with me.
Darin: This earth has powers man will never discover.
Christopher: This is so true! We have forgotten that we are the earth’s stewards, not her master.
Darin: I’ve often thought Eden was a metaphor for our earth when God commanded Adam and Eve to look after the garden and all living things within. We’re possibly living in the great garden and have never connected the dots.
This philosophical duet with Christopher added to my belief that mankind has become so irresponsible as guardian of the planet. The signs have long been before us but our perpetrated greed.
“Oh yes. The earth will survive just fine, but it may do so by getting rid of us.”
Christopher’s shared quote is now sticking with me.
There’s so much we can do in our own smaller worlds to serve others and our planet. You can begin by making it a great day!