We must protect the Earth

I was very interested to read what Professor Debra Davidson, an associate professor in the Edmonton University’s Department of Renewable Resources, said in her talk which was reported on the front page of the March 20 Advocate.

I was very interested to read what Professor Debra Davidson, an associate professor in the Edmonton University’s Department of Renewable Resources, said in her talk which was reported on the front page of the March 20 Advocate.

I very much agree with the idea that we must prepare ourselves for climate change rather than expecting it to return to how it has been in the past.

When I think back to the way it was when I came into this world in the 1920s, I can see how there has been a slow, gradual change over all those years. It is only more recently when people are seeing such drastic change that they are taking notice.

This does not mean that we should not continue to respect our Earth and continue to protect it under all circumstances.

In closing, Davidson offered hope. She said, “Humans are contradictory in that they typically loathe changes, but are a the same time, amazingly able to adapt. Generally when change happens we have the capability and the capacity to adjust.”

This is of particular interest to me because I am very familiar with the writings of Mary Baker Eddy. I would like to quote from her main work, Science and Health With a Key to the Scriptures.

“Love will finally mark the hour of harmony, and spiritualization will follow, for love is Spirit. Before error is wholly destroyed, there will be interruptions of the general material routine. Earth will become dreary and desolate, but summer and winter, seedtime and harvest, (though in changed forms) will continue unto the end ­— until the final spiritualization of all things. The darkest hour precedes the dawn.

“This material world is even now becoming the arena for conflicting forces. On one side there will be discord and dismay; on the other side there will be science and peace. The breaking up of material beliefs may seem to be in famine and pestilence, want and woe, sin, sickness and death, which assume new phases until their nothingness appears. These disturbances will continue until the end of error, when all discord will be swallowed up in spiritual Truth.

“Mortal error will vanish in a moral chemicalization. This mental fermentation has begun and will continue until all errors of belief yield to understanding. Belief is changeable, but spiritual understanding is changeless.”

These words were written over 100 years ago. In many places in her writings, she teaches us how we should love and protect our Earth and everything good in it.

Bonnie Jacobs

Red Deer

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