Saturday, October 04, 2008
The Canticle of the Sun
A world where all its parts counts as brothers and sisters of human. No, it's not some hippie who wrote this, simply because the author lived long before the term was invented. It's Francis of Assissi, he's gradually becoming a role model for enviromentalists who happen to be christians. Since he lived eight hundred years ago, before most of the big schisms, most of the modern day churches can listen to his words. If you are a christian I advise you to read and learn.
If you're not a christian I hope you can stand this excursion to another religion. [And if you are scared by the words "Woe to those who die in mortal sin" perhaps I should mention that when you examine 'mortal sin' more closely you'll find that it's extremly hard to die in it. You can go there, and that's serious, but it's hard to reach this far and there are a lot of escape doors and second chances before that.]
The Canticle of the Sun was played at our wedding, although to another melody. If you can stand watching the entire mr Bean skit you'll hear it at the end.