Nature As

Spiritual Experience

We worship at the altar

of supply and demand —

     Earth must supply

     whatever we demand;

Our limitless lust for more

demands unlimited Earth-supply.

We treat the Earth as a hole

we can dig from forever;

We fail to see the Earth as a whole

— and holy — Earth as Home —

     where the Human Room

     can be expanded

     only at the expense

     of the Flora-Fauna Room;

     where the Fossil-Fuel Room

     can be expanded

     only at the expense

     of the Polar-Ice Room;

     where the Gold-Silver Room

     can be expanded

     only at the expense

     of the Forest-River Room.

This is a game with too high stakes;

This is the time to learn from our mistakes;

This is our call — Do whatever it takes

     to treat the Earth as Home

     where limited supply demands

     a limited demand;

     where one room’s gain

     is another room’s loss.


©Norm SD Esdon


We have made our bed; must we now lie in it? **

** The above photo is of a bed. The “wind-ribbed desert sand” is the wrinkled sheet; the “rolling dune” is the rolled up comforter. The sky is real, a Photoshop-insert.

We sow the wind

and reap the whirlwind

(Hosea 8:7a NIV)

Do not be deceived; ...

[we] reap whatever [we] sow.

(Galatians 6:7 NRSV)

... wisdom is sweet to your soul;

If you find it, you will have a future,

and your hope will not be cut off.

(Proverbs 24:14 NET)