Eco-Beatitudes

Blessed are those who compost-

For they shall replenish the earth

Blessed are the organic gardeners-

For they are nourished by our Mother herself.

Blessed are those who walk lightly on the earth-

For they are pure in spirit

Blessed are those who suffer persecution for trying to save a tree-

For in that tree they shall see God

Blessed are those who bear witness to the devastation of our planet-

For they shall inherit the earth

Blessed are those who mourn the loss of biodiversity-

For they shall be called the children of Gaia.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for eco-justice-

For great shall be your reward.

Ye are the salt of the earth; ye are the light of the world. Let your light shine before men that they may see your good works and follow your path.

by Carlos Rumbaut