“Sumak Kawsay inspires me to examine how I live in relationship to the Pacha Mama – to the living and breathing creation that God made.”
What does it mean to live a good life in such a time as this?
You set the earth on her foundations,
so that she shall never be shaken.
You cover her with the deep as with a garment;
the waters stood above the mountains.
At your rebuke they flee;
at the sound of your thunder they take to flight.
May the glory of the Lord endure forever;
may the Lord rejoice in his works—
who looks on the earth and she trembles,
who touches the mountains and they smoke.
I will sing to the Lord as long as I live;
I will sing praise to my God while I have being.
May my meditation be pleasing to God,
for I rejoice in the Lord.
Let sinners be consumed from the earth,
and let the wicked be no more.
Bless the Lord, O my soul.
Praise the Lord!
This episode was written and recorded by Amanda Meisenheimer, the Minister of Children & Families at The Riverside Church. It was produced by Rev. Jim Keat. Background tracks include Button Mushrooms by Podington Bear and Changing Me and Andean Valley by Madison York.
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