Thursday, March 11, 2010

March 11, 2010 Thursday of Lent

This is the nation that does not listen
to the voice of the LORD, its God,
or take correction.
Faithfulness has disappeared;
the word itself is banished from their speech.
- Jeremiah 7:28

This could be the prophet Jeremiah speaking about us today instead of to the Jewish people thousands of years ago. The painful truth is that every generation turns its back on God. Sadly, the words seem to always ring true. What can we do about it? We can start with ourselves. We can turn back to God. We can pray, and fast, and give alms. We can follow the law of the Lord.

1 comment:

Victoria said...

I’d like to bring to your attention our film, For the Next 7 Generations. Your readers might find inspiration in this story of 13 indigenous women.

Here is a brief synopsis:

A DOCUMENTARY FILM

Director: Carole Hart (Emmy & Peabody Award winner)

Narrator: Ashley Judd (2 Time Golden Globe nominee)

Music: Peter Buffett (Emmy winner)

Starring: The International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers



For the Next 7 Generations documents the momentous journey of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers, as they travel around the globe to promote world peace and share their indigenous ways of healing. Originating from all four corners, these 13 wise women elders, shamans and medicine women, first came together in 2004 at a historic gathering in Upstate New York. Motivated by their concern for our planet, they decided to form an alliance: The International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers. The film begins at their first gathering follows them to the Amazon rainforest, the mountains of Mexico, throughout North America, and to Dharamsala, India, for a private meeting with the Dalai Lama. Facing a world in crisis, the Grandmothers share with us their visions of healing and a call for change now, before it’s too late. Through their teachings, they are lighting a way to a peaceful, sustainable planet.

Since the film’s completion in September of 2009 it has been selected for eight festivals, including The Santa Fe Film Festival, where it was nominated for Best Indigenous Documentary. It also won awards for Best of the Festival and Best Documentary at the First Annual Big Island Talking Circle Film Festival in Hilo Hawaii. After working together for five years, the Grandmothers have established a worldwide presence. In 2006 a book about them titled, “Grandmothers Council the World” was published, and has been translated into nine languages.


Visit www.forthenext7generations.com

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