August 13th, 2014

Spirituality & Practice: Book Excerpt: The Dream of the Earth, by Thomas Berry

"...if the environment is made inhospitable for a multitude of living species, then so be it. We are, supposedly, creating a technological wonder world.

"It is not easy to know how to respond (to) this attitude; its consequences are so overwhelming. We must, however, reflect on what is happening. It is an urgent matter, especially for those of us who still live in a meaningful, even a numinous, earth community. We have not yet spoken. Nor even have we seen clearly what is happening. The issue goes far beyond economics, or commerce, or politics, or an evening of pleasantries as we look out over a scenic view. Something is happening beyond all this. We are losing splendid and intimate modes of divine presence. We are, perhaps, losing ourselves....."

Spirituality & Practice: Book Excerpt: The Dream of the Earth, by Thomas Berry

Niki (Nikki)

This will be short.  My eyes were "stabbed" today to control macular degeneration.

Nikki's kidneys are not working, so she is in the animal  hospital for observation and treatment.  She has a urinary tract infection so she  could have an infection in the kidneys as well.  We hope so, but we are very worried.  We will know what's what in two or three days,