All of you who will come after me on this Earth,
be with me now.
It is for your sakes that I work to heal the world.
Help me to be faithful in the task that must be done
so that there will be for you, as there was for me,
blue sky, fruitful land, clear waters.

Joanna Macy, Honoring the Earth by Elizabeth Roberts, editor, Elias Amidon, editor