Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Warrior Song of King Gezar

"Our earth is wounded. Her oceans and lakes are sick; her rivers are like running sores; The air is filled with subtle posions. And the oily smoke of countless hellish fires blackens the sun. Men and women, scattered from homeland, family, friends, wander desolate and uncertain, scorched by a toxic sun...
In this desert of frightened, blind uncertainty, some take refuge in the pursuit of power. Some become manipulators of illusion and deceit.
If wisdom and harmony still dwell in this world, as other than a dream lost in an unopened book, they are hidden in our heartbeat.
And it is from our hearts that we cry out. We cry out and our voices are the single voice of this wounded earth. Our cries are a great wind across the earth."

Three Cups of Tea is floating around various circles at church.  It was passed along to me, and I'm looking forward to reading it.  Erik suggested the quote on page 314 would relate well to the theme we are reiterating during lent: taking (light) steps to reduce our carbon footprint.  Really looking forward to seeing how we might encounter and learn from God through this experience with one another.  More to come...  


  1. Haven't read that book yet but I should put it on my list. The lenten carbon calendar gave me several good ideas for more stuff I could do including picking up at least one piece of trash and disposing it properly while on my daily walks with Elvis :)

  2. It's always cool to get good ideas that are easy to incorporate into our daily practices. Picking up a piece of trash can be very much a spiritual discipline and mindful practice. Good stuff