Joy is what the earth gives

For our “40 Days of Creation: Dwelling in the Word and the World” today, we are invited to visit International Cry .

Intercontinental Cry is a non-profit newsroom that produces public-interest journalism centered on Indigenous Peoples, climate change and international human rights. A project of the Center for World Indigenous Studies, IC is led by journalists and academics of Indigenous descent. Take a moment today to learn more about the issues facing Indigenous Peoples around the world and the ways that those communities are leading the way for us in the faithful practice of Creation Care.

“Even a wounded world is feeding us. 

Even a wounded world holds us, giving us moments of wonder and joy. 

I choose joy over despair. 

Not because I have my head in the sand, 

but because joy is what the earth gives me daily and I must return the gift.”

From Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer, Citizen Potawatomi Nation