Written on: May 22, 2014
Below are three action alerts or FYI’s however you see fit to receive them. They are all connected to the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart’s Corporate Stand to Support the Principles of the Earth Charter.
We recommend that you take action against the use of this extremely toxic herbicide. If you choose to do so, you may click on the link below and sign the petition urging the EPA and FDA to immediately suspend the use of glyphosate.
The EPA and FDA should immediately suspend the use of Roundup. Click here to automatically add your name. You will also fine there a fuller explanation of this issue.
The governor’s veto of HB 1168 effectively unlocks the construction of a $200 million wind farm on Maryland’s lower Eastern Shore and it clears the way to a billion dollar wind industry on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
If you would like to join Marylanders in thanking the Governor please do so by clicking on this link: Thank Governor O’Malley for pulling out his veto pen to defend Maryland’s clean energy economy.
Never be tempted to be overwhelmed by all the issues that need to be addressed and never doubt the effectiveness of a few. Attached is a copy of a poem that you probably have read, but it seems to relate to this point.
Pace e bene,
One Solitary Life
He was born in an obscure village,
The child of a peasant woman.
He grew up in still another village,
Where he worked in a carpenter shop
Until he was thirty.
Then for three years
He was an itinerant preacher.
He never wrote a book.
He never held an office.
He never had a family or owned a house.
He didn’t go to college.
He never visited a big city.
He never traveled two hundred miles
From the place where he was born.
He did none of the things
One usually associates with greatness.
He had no credentials but himself.
He was only thirty-three
When the tide of public opinion turned against him.
His friends ran away.
He was turned over to his enemies.
And went through the mockery of a trial.
He was nailed to a cross
Between two thieves.
While he was dying,
His executioners gambled for his clothing,
The only property he had on Earth.
When he was dead,
He was laid in a borrowed grave
Through the pity of a friend.
Twenty centuries have come and gone,
And today he is the central figure
Of the human race,
And the leader of mankind’s progress.
All the armies that ever marched,
All the navies that ever sailed,
All the parliament that ever sat,
All the kings that ever reigned,
Put together have not affected
The life of man on Earth as much as that one solitary life.
Dr James Allen Francis, © 1926