Pulsating through our world, oceans and land
the tropics and artic, our home
flows the presence of God
loving a myriad of creation faces.
Embracing every species in its habitat
with a niche for the smallest
a preferred place for ones pushed to the side –
the Spirit lives in every atom, life and species.
Jesus taught to look to the flowers of the fields
beautiful outpourings of God’s self-giving
cared for in loving kindness, fragile
at risk without the aid of friends.
God’s covenant promise
imbedded in earth as our common home
is the Good News that heals and satisfies
gives hope and happiness.
we pray in thanks for earth as our common home.
Columban Fr. Charles Rue