Spring 2012 is the warmest on record in southeast Michigan and in many other parts of the country.  Earth is warming.   This morning, though weather predictions for this June weekend are for temperatures in the 90s, the air was cooled by a gentle breeze and the land was watered by an unexpected shower.  Blessed with senses that allow me to experience this and with a spirit that believes in a loving and empowering Creator, I am filled with hope even as deep concern for planet Earth dwells within me.

If each of us who are bearers of hope continue to grow into ever deeper consciousness about the state of Earth, we can bring all that we are to work for restorative justice within the Earth community.  Concern and hope are an empowering partnership.