Thursday, 3 July 2014

The Ebb & Flow of Ebony & Ivory



Orca Procession/R. Bateman




One wildlife artist of whom I have a deep admiration for is Robert Bateman. It’s not because of his awards or recognition but his ability to compose a complete picture, atmosphere, background, foreground & the subject matter, great or small.

I remember sitting in the University Library at times just being impressed at his ability. I discovered this 2008 video of him creating awareness of the fragile eco systems that are under threat from commercial shipping trade that can undo so much of the good.

Robert Bateman 2 min Video:


It reminded me of Jesus teaching his disciples to be aware of the negative effects of yeast (there are positives also), a one off, even a small amount, can eventually pollute the whole. Matt 16:6-12. We see it in the environment, it’s no different with the Spiritual.

Yes we need money & trade can be a good thing, but it should not become our god. In the OT also we see God commanding the children of Israel to look after the land, protecting it with rest, the beasts of burden also.


Mt 6:24 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money”…





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