Thomas Berry, the Catholic priest and ecotheologian, wrote:

We must move beyond a spirituality focused simply on the divine and the human to a spirituality concerned with the survival of the natural world in its full splendor, its fertility, and its integral well-being as the larger spiritual community to which we belong.

Earth Day celebrates more than our growing awareness of the fragility of our planet home and importance of our ecological behavior.  If in fact to be religious is to be deeply concerned with whatever matters most to us in life, then Earth Day may come to be one of the most religious observances we have.

We Are One with the Creatures (Sato)

We are one with the creatures, One with the plants, One with the life of Earth.

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Ghost Ranch NM

Each tuft of desert grass God gives a separate place Profligate with space That pilgrim feet may pass.

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