Environment Sabbath poem

The Greek Theatre at Scarborough’s Guild Inn

On Sunday, June 3, 2012 we celebrated “Environment Sabbath”, according to our United Church of Canada calendar. At Newtonbrook United Church our sermon concluded with the following poem, written by Fyodor Dostoyevsky in his book, The Brothers Karamazov. The poem invites us to find meaning in the inter-connectedness of all life on earth. It leads us away from an anthropocentric perspective of life on this beautiful planet.

Love all creation,

The whole of it and every grain of sand

Love every leaf

Every ray of God’s light

Love the animals

Love the plants

If you love everything

You will perceive

The divine mystery in things

And once you have perceived it

You will begin to comprehend it ceaselessly

More and more every day

And you will at last come to love the whole world

With an abiding universal love

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Brothers Karamazov

Posted June 4, 2012 by allanbaker in Uncategorized

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