|At this hour, I call out to you El Shaddai|
the God of the Wilderness — Genesis 48:3-4
Turn downwards. Touch the ground, place bare feet on bare earth. Touch the ground, the streets where we live. Touch the ground, the earth upon which we live and breathe and have our being. Pray that our shared home is honoured and nurtured in increasing measure.
Humankind has not woven the web of life.
We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves
Ash Wednesday Liturgy
Remember you are dust
and to dust you shall return.
Turn away from sin
and be faithful to Christ
Make a note of a way in which you have connected with creation in the last twenty-four hours through each of your five senses. How can you engage with the natural world today to nourish yourself more deeply? How might six weeks immersed in the natural world of the Judean wilderness have shaped Jesus?
“Praised be You, my Lord, through Sister Mother Earth, who sustains us and governs us and who produces varied fruits with coloured flowers and herbs.” Look up this poem in full from St Francis of Assisi | Canticle of the Creatures
In his hand are the depths of the earth and the mountain peaks belong to himThe Venite — Psalm 95
O! My soul sits amid the soil this day to know God’s hand in all creation
O! My soul sits amid the soil this day to know God’s hand
O! My soul sits amid the soil this day to know God
O! My soul sits amid the soil this day to know
O! My soul sits amid the soil this day
O! My soul sits amid the soil
O! My soul sits
O! My soul