“You made me from the clay of the earth, you gave me a body of flesh: O God raise me up on the last day”
Today 2nd November is a day to remember the dead in some Christian traditions, a day to think about all those who have gone before us.
But these words, You made me from the clay of the earth, struck me in a new way today. We are made from the earth, it is part of us and we are part of it. We need to care for the earth as we care for ourselves and for our families and friends, because we are not separate from the earth.