How would you treat a gift that was custom designed for you? What should mankind’s response be to God’s work of creation?
as sons and daughters of the living God, we were not only meant to be one with one another, but we were also meant to be one with God Himself!
God is not asking us to turn everything into a productive vegetable garden, but is asking us to serve the needs of our earth, and to recognize its goodness and worth.
We must learn to read and understand the Bible in the light of the present fact of Creation. This would seem to be a requirement both for Christians and for everyone concerned, but it entails a long work of true criticism
As I was reading about Lynn White’s call to a more ecologically-minded Franciscan Christian theology I was struck by the story of Saint Francis and the Wolf of Gubbio as I had just been astonished by the role of the wolf in restoring an ecological web.
I see it sometimes in my own children…or even in myself…When I feel it coming on me: I know that it is time for my medicine. I take a short walk down to the edge of our woods and river and stand for a few moments in complete silence…