Monday, June 5th 2023

World Environment Day – Liturgy June 4, 2023

Homilist Mark Thomson is a SMX member, Micah Projects Board Member, and practising architect who will share some thoughts on linking”our spiritual environment” to ‘the world environment.'“

As we celebrate world environment day on June 5th we finish with these beautiful words from
Thomas Berry:

“To discover the universe is a big step toward knowing ourselves. As humans we are born of the Earth, nourished by the Earth, healed by the Earth. The natural world tells us: I will feed you, I will clothe you, I will shelter you, I will heal you. Only do not so devour me or use me that you destroy my capacity to mediate the divine and the human. For I offer you a communication with the divine. In the vastness of the sea, in the snow-covered mountains, in the rivers flowing through the valleys, in the serenity of the landscape and in the foreboding of the great storms that sweep over the land — I offer you inspiration for your music, your art, your dance. All these benefits the Earth gives to us: individually, communally, and throughout the entire Earth.”