Welcome to Earth Day 2008!

Tuesday, 22 April 2008
Posted by Neugier

John McConnell is the founder of Earth Day; here are some of his thoughts on Earth Day:

The first Earth Day was inaugurated in San Francisco - The City of St. Francis. I had long been familiar with the Prayer of St. Francis: "Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love..."
My own study and prayer life led to the conviction that we needed a common purpose that would appeal to people of all creeds and cultures - and a way to get attention for it. We needed something that would end history's terrible record of war and injustice. These thoughts planted the seeds that led to Earth Day.
Pray that every year St. Francis Day and Earth Day will bring a new sense of identity with the whole human family and a commitment to see peace through understanding and love -- the love that Jesus revealed. And may we put feet to our prayers with action to help make it happen.

John McConnell


Lord, make me an instrument of your peace
Where there is hatred, let me sow love,
Where there is injury...pardon,
Where there is doubt... faith,
Where there is despair... hope,
Where there is darkness... light,
And where there is sadness... joy.

Grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console,
To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive,
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying
that we are born to eternal life.

St. Francis of Assisi
St. Francis and the Birth of Earth Day

Our Earth Day Activities:

We took a brief "tour" around our property and found a few natural treasures which we used to make our Spring Front Door Centerpiece. :D