Thursday, April 20, 2017
Being a giant living in a forest, he rips up trees. The animals living in the woods start to disappear. When the giant finds himself in a wasteland and finds one last yellow bird, he cages it. But the bird grows sad and no longer sings. He releases the bird and decides to replant the forest. The animals return.
It’s a simple story with an important message for young and old. Our destructiveness is the result of lack of unawareness and thoughtlessness. The giant is saved by a little bird that shows him love. There is no scolding.
Earth Day should not be about scolding, but about celebrating our Earth. When we celebrate our Earth, we celebrate creation and God’s work. Our creator God is the source of life and love, and, as a result, we experience God when we live life to the fullest and love. We must never allow ourselves to be lonely.
Deacon David Pierce