The churning separates the butter from the milk. In the same manner, through cosmic processes and upheavals of heat and cold, the five fundamental elements - earth, water, fire, air and space were separated and Earth, this Ball of Butter, emerged as the product of the churning.
The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein.
You were placed on this earth to create, not to compete.
While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent school-masters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
This earth is a garden, The Lord its gardener, cherishing all, none neglected.
Begin with yourself. There is no time to waste. It is your duty to do your part to bring God’s kingdom on earth.
Be aware of the contact between your feet and the earth. Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet.
Peace be to earth and to airy space! Peace be to heaven, peace to the waters, peace to the plants and peace to the trees! May all the gods grant me peace!
Summer set lip to earth’s bosom bare, and left the flushed print in a poppy there.