In response to our Holy Father Pope Francis’ call to dialog and action on Climate Change in his Encyclical Laudato Si’ On Care for Our Common Home, I offer this metaphorical painting, On Earth as it is in Heaven, as a visual prayer to raise consciousness and to encourage dialog.
The title of the painting is taken from the prayer Christ Jesus taught us, The Lord’s Prayer, Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done, On Earth as it is in Heaven.
The painting is rhetorical in concept and presents us with only two possibilities.
One in harmony with God’s Creation, a future of justice, peace and sustainability in the natural world. The other of plunder, chaos, endless war, and an ultimate collapse of nature and life on our planet home as we know it.
The painting asks the question of the viewer, each one of us, whatever our religion or beliefs, which future do we want to live in, leave to our children and future generations?