Sunday, March 20, 2011

Part 4: Reverence for Life is the key to salvation

Reverence for Life is the key to salvation
Dr Abe V Rotor

Ecological paradigm - Reverence for Life
Painting in acrylic AVR

he prolificacy of the human species sans war and pestilence, plus growing affluence of its societies led to a population explosion, doubling in lass than 50 years. We are now 6.8 billion. In this paradigm, master and subject have joined hands to exploit the earth’s finite resources. Our best economists are the worst housekeepers of Nature. While they aim for the good life, they have unwittingly reduced the very foundation of that good life – the productivity and beauty of Mother Earth.

Ecological paradigm endorses an eco-centric approach where all forms of life and non-life are important to human life. Spirituality points out to a unitive force: the sacredness of everything. God’s divinity flows in everything. There is integration in the universe. And we are part of that integration, exceedingly small as we are, nowithstanding.

The kind of person we truly are is reflected by our relationship with Mother Earth, how we comply under her treaties. Clearly, biocide is the greatest sin man commits in this period. Long live, Ceres! And Albert Schweitzer and King Solomon must be smiling up there. So with St. Francis of Assissi, patron saint of ecology. “Reverence for life,” is the key to this paradigm.


1 comment:

Shekinah Villanueva said...

Globalisation has its consequences. While focusing on the technological betterment and progress of the way of life, the ecological status of the world is in stake. All of the raw materials/ sources are taken, most of it are not replaced properly. Thus, ecological imbalance happens.

I firmly believe that the essence of progress/ good life is when all the factors (economic, sociological, political) are balanced and the spiritual development is the main focus.

Villanueva, Shekinah Rose M.
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