Have you got a precious gift? I bet you treasure it and look after it. There is a precious gift that is given to you and me. We have a responsibility to look after it.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. Have any of you been to Long Bay Beach. Do you enjoy walking along the sandy surface. Have you enjoyed watching a beautiful sunrise or sunset where you see the rays of the sun creeping through the clouds or reflecting on the water. How about a beautiful flower in your garden at home. How about watching a beautiful butterfly flapping away amongst the bushes. Do you ever listen to the birds singing outside or the cricket’s . ALL THESE BEAUTIFUL THINGS ARE CALLED A GIFT FROM NATURE. what about them? Well listen up.
Whenever you go to a rugby game, do you watch them as they tackle and slide. Well if you think It’s kind of like they’re kissing the grass. Kissing Mother nature. In the Maori tradition, the first parents were the gods Ranginui the sky father, and Papatūānuku the Earth Mother. We are all buried in Papatuanuku. We are fed by Ranginui.
If you think about, when it rains it’s like Ranginui is crying. Crying on his beloved wife, Papatuanuku. Those tears are turn into food. As a society we should be looking after all these precious gifts.. Flowers, Food, Trees and our Shore Lines. We should be giving Mother Nature the same love and affection, she gives us.
Have you ever touched the dirt, thinking that one day you’ll become dirt. Have you ever been to a funeral. Seeing the graves of dead people, thinking one day you’ll be in a grave as well. Whenever I think of nature this comes to my head. I see trees of green, Red roses too. I see them bloom for me and for you. I see skies of blue and clouds of white, The bright blessed day and dark sacred night.