To All the Children of the Earth

You shall live in harmony with all the earth
and with every living thing.


You shall return to earth all the organic
treasures which she freely gives to you.


Do no put greed above duty,
nor wealth above wonder.


Every man, woman and child shall have

his/her fair share of the earth and no more.


You shall fight to protect the earth;
it is your home.


You shall make beautiful
and enduring whatever is to be made.


You shall keep faith with future generations
and be wise guardians of their inheritance.


When all is done, come together with all your
brothers and sisters and sing of the joy of life.


From “Observe, Judge and Act – An Introduction to Christian Ecology” by Fr. Ed Eschweiler