"HOME" - A film about our story, the Earth's story

ADVENT. A time of waiting and wonder. A time to marvel at "the Word made flesh" who pitched his tent among us, whose footsteps fell upon the same holy ground we now walk upon. A time to reflect on the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.

ADVENT. A time to awaken. To open our eyes and discover anew this treasure we call "home" -- the Earth -- made holy and sacred by the footsteps of Jesus, but now (in the image of Gerald Manley Hopkins' poem) "seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil;" wearing our smudge, sharing our smell: "the soil ... bare now" no longer felt by our well-shod feet.
For a powerful Advent meditation, watch the film
HOME by Yann Arthus-Bertrand. At the outset the film challenges us:

"Listen carefully to this extraordinary story, which is yours,and decide what you want to do with it."
and at the end, the film exhorts us to be hopeful and act.

May ADVENT be a time of hope
for our home, the Earth!