We live in an age of consequences. The consequences of living beyond our means and reckless abandonment of the very planet that has given us the air we breath, the food we eat, the warmth of the sun and the coolness of the rain that provides life and growth to plants and animals and all living things.
How should we react to what we see happening in the environmental all around us - the melting glaciers, the heat waves, the hurricanes, the droughts, the impact on wildlife, the wildfires that we see not only on our TV screens or online, but also up close in local wildfires and the flotsam of the Salish Sea that we see every day as we drive by in our cars? We are facing an economic and environmental crisis of a more serious proportion than any generation of human beings before us. Wherever we live on this earth, climate change is affecting us, yes us, right now and not just future generations or people living in Bangladesh, or the islands of the south Pacific or above the artic circle.
Since climate change affects us all, as Christians we are called to ‘love our neighbours’, and to care for the planet. We are also called to seek God grace and love as we begin to realise that climate change gives us an opportunity to bring reconciliation and hope to both humanity and our planet. It’s a big challenge, and perhaps you feel overwhelmed but it is one we can do if we put our minds and hearts to it.
We will be posting short articles and resources on this webpage. The intent of each is to inform, challenge and empower each of us so that we have the tools to begin (or continue) to “care for creation”. Our attitudes and decisions matter. It is not hopeless. It is not only for businesses and governments to handle, but also for us to know that God is with us as we respond. Yes! “God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power, and love and a sound mind (self-discipline)”. (2 Timothy 1:7)