Friday, April 22, 2011

Good Friday and Earth Day

By pure coincidence Good Friday and Earth Day came together this year. I have stopped to reflect about this, about how life and death come together. When Jesus went through his ordeal of suffering and death, He also gave us back the right to eternal life with Our Creator. So thinking of Jesus' death and suffering and then His Resurrection that gave us New Life fills us with Hope and hope brings life. When we think of our Earth and see the catastrophes happening everywhere, we might say to ourselves there is nothing we can do. But really there is lots we can do, if only every one of us did his little part our planet could be a much happier, safer and healthier place. We may not be able to stop disasters but every action, each word, every little bit on our part helps in making our Earth a better place. It is a pity to see so much lack of concern that many have for Creation. May we all do our part in changing our bad habits and see them die so that we can see a new Earth.

Lord as we celebrate this season of Hope and Life,

may we see the Earth richly blessed

with Peace and may the Resurrection Promise

fill our hearts with Love and Hope.


The next time Earth Day and Good Friday converge is in the year 2095


  1. I got to know it was earth day only this evening while following the news on tv. I totally agree with your post.

  2. What wonderful connections between this observance and the celebration of Christ's resurrection. Love your post Doreen. Thank you for your informative comment on my post. Your information is correct. The hymn has been around for a long time and has always been one of my favorites. There is a new rendition of it that combines it with The Wonderful Cross. It's so stirring. Anyway, I'm glad you stopped it. So good to "see" you here again. Blessings on your Easter Sunday!!


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