Earth Day A Gift For All

April 20, 2020

Greetings Friends,

We share this planet as one of God’s magnificent creations.  On this Earth Day we realize that as the human family we have far more in common than what differentiates us. With that commonality, we are called upon to care for our world.  

A Rabbinic parable from two thousand years ago tells of a Roman garrison traveling along the country side coming upon an elderly person planting a carob tree know to take decades before bearing fruit.  The soldier ridicules the planter and challenges as to why plant a tree from which he would never benefit.  The elder responds that just as  the current generation found the world with trees and beauty,  so shall the world be left for future generations.  

We must protect and care for the earth.  Let’s come together in worship this Sunday in partnership and community committing  to care for our planet in celebration of Earth Day.  

Shalom-Peace!

Rabbi Mark

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