- I still stand with Standing Rock-
As I look back to a year ago, I miss being at Standing Rock for selfish reasons. I have never seen such a coming together of people of all backgrounds for a sacred cause. I have never seen such courage, such commitment, such selfless devotion, such willingness to give life and limb to protect the sacred. I have never been a part of such a beautiful and diverse community. Thank you to everyone who showed up at Standing Rock with a heart of genuine prayer and service.
I also understand that the hardest work is before us. The Dakota Access Pipeline is only one of many ways our sacred earth is being hurt, polluted, and plundered. It is only one of many places where indigenous peoples are marginalized, harmed, and killed. It is only one of many places where those who protect the sacred and the earth are treated with disdain and violence. And though movements of such significance have not gathered around those many causes, we are needed just as much to defend them.
Our world is burning. As we go about our daily lives and try to pay our bills and resolve our personal troubles, the world is heating up. Our industrialized culture is causing a massive extinction that will, sooner or later, include us and everything that supports our life. We are still needed.
May we fight for what is good in the world, to protect the earth and the water and all the beings upon it. May we all rise up to defend the sacred, time and time again, until evil dare not tread upon this earth.
When our children ask us what we did to protect our earth from the ravages of greed, may we have an answer.
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