Two birds fleeing the oil spill at Gulf Shores, Ala.

God, What Have We Done?

I don't know why I waited.

My heart was heavy when I saw the bird just standing there drenched in oil. I don't know what, if any, emotions a bird can feel, but it looked humiliated and confused.

My heart heard it say, "What did I do to deserve this?"

I whispered, "I'm sorry!"

It was then that I asked God, "What have we done?"

He gave us a perfect place to live and we turned it into our play ground thinking only of ourselves.

Move the wildlife, to hell with the environment. Our needs supersede all others.

We need more oil to keep up with the demand so pollution is "collateral damage." A phrase I heard once spoken about innocent civilians killed in the war.

We are screaming at BP, boycotting their company for mistakes they made when in the long run, in the reality of it all, you and I are to blame.

We are the reason oil companies drill. We are the reason that, even in my own backyard, gas companies are leasing beautiful, natural land and farms, so that they can pump chemicals into the ground to release gas deposits. They call this "fracking."

Already water systems have been polluted, and the earth changed in ways we will one day regret.

"God, what have we done?"

He gave us perfection and we are stealing away its wealth.

He gave us clean and we dirtied it.

He gave us beautiful skies and we polluted them.

He gave us wildlife and we are killing them off through over consumption and chemical mis- management.

He called it creation, we call it evolution.

He called it natural and we call it "collateral damage."

"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." Genesis 1

"Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground." Genesis 1:26

"God, what have we done?"

"I wish you enough!"
~ Bob Perks ~

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