Thursday, September 28th Meditation during the Season of Creation
The natural world is the larger sacred community to which we belong. To be alienated from this community is to become destitute in all that makes us human. To damage this community is to diminish our own existence. Thomas Berry
Suggested donation: €5.00 (to support the work of the Centre)
In person and online event..
We invite you to join us for the third Mediation when we reflect together on the theme.
The theme for the 2023 Season of Creation is inspired by the words from the Prophet Amos: “But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!” Amos 5: 24. The invitation is to join the river of justice and peace. St. Brigid, a woman of justice and peace, is renowned for her closeness to nature and her affinity with animals. We can draw inspiration from her and our Celtic ancestors to hold in reverence and respect all creation.
There is an urgency for all of us to make visible peace with Earth and on Earth, while at the same time, justice calls us to repentance and a change of attitude and actions.
How can we contribute to the flow of the mighty river of justice and peace in this Season of Creation? What can we do to heal our common home so that it can once again teem with life?
First, let us join the mighty river by transforming our hearts. This is essential for any other transformation to occur.
Transforming our hearts will lead to transforming our lifestyles, and the public policies ruling our societies.
Our individual actions during the Season of Creation are important.
“If we truly showed respect for the sacred, we would cease in its destruction and abuse. We would seek consent, rather than taking what does not belong to us. We would not work to destroy that which we don’t understand. Without the sacred, humanity perishes.” Ruth H Hopkins, Great Sioux Nation member.
“The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake.” ― Meister Eckhart