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Grounded. Aoraki from Lake Tekapo. Respecting the holy earth under our feet. Moses and the burning bush. ‘Moses, Moses … do not come any closer. Take off your sandals because you are on holy ground. I am the God of your ancestors…’ Exodus 3:1-6. Papatuanuku, our mother earth.

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Grounded

Aoraki from Lake Tekapo

Respecting the holy earth

under our feet.


Moses and the burning bush

‘Moses, Moses …

do not come any closer. Take off your sandals because you are on holy ground. I am the God of your ancestors…’

Exodus 3:1-6


Papatuanuku, our mother earth

‘Our earth speaks to us, and we must listen if we want to survive.’

Pope Benedict XVI, July 24, 2007


Step outside, close the door,look around


Solid space


Earth solid as a rock


Trees reaching deep in the good earth


Icy surfaces


Steaming surfaces


Awesome mountains

Ruapehu

Antarctica


Ngaruahoe


Taranaki


Steep slopes for the cool snow to feed our streams


Pathways for exploring earth colours


Over high mountain paths


Tracks that test our strength.


Te whenua is tapu. The home of our ancestors.


Remember you are dust,

and unto dust you will return.

Ash Wednesday service.


Earth holding our seas in place


Earth clothed with immense beauty


Ground under our feet is like treasure

Walk lightly on the earth


Bringing us good gifts


We are all connected

Air, water,

earth, light,

living things.

You and me.


We are all dependent


Where will we go if the earth should disappear?


Home

Planet Earth


Respect Earth

The following provided images used in this presentation.

Angela Vidal

Catherine Gibbs

Elizabeth Sullivan

Marika Last

NASA

Philip Gibbs

Russell Lamb

Byzantine mosaic of Moses from Google images

Photo of yew trees at St Edwards from ‘Meetings with remarkable trees’

Reduce your carbon footprint.


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