All Earth Is Holy Ground

We are beginning to wonder whether our power to change the face of nature should not have been tempered with wisdom for our own good, and with greater sense of responsibility for the welfare of generations to come. — Rachel Carson.

This morning’s papers were full of warnings and terrible news about COVID. Scientists fear that with the winter coming the spread of the virus will only get worse. Makes you appreciate the days we could get outside, walk in the woods or play in our parks doesn’t it?

We need to learn from this experience to value what little we have left of the outdoors and do whatever is possible to preserve what we have left of Mother Nature. The outdoors has preserved what little sanity we have left over the last few months, we must be careful in the name of progress not to throw away what did and can save us.

Christina Rossetti wrote, “Tread softly, all earth is holy ground.”  God’s creation is not ours to throw away.


About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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