Care for the environment: care for our children

On Sunday, June 19, 2011 we heard that we were given stewardship of God’s creation (Genesis 1:28) We participated in reciting Psalm 8. Our way is clear. Are we willing to follow the Way?

[Ecumenical News International, Nairobi, Kenya] The church must be clear about the need to care for the environment, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams said in Nairobi June 23 while addressing a symposium discussing the mission of the church in the 21st century. “Caring for the environment is caring for our children, our grandchildren, and caring for the generosity God has given us,” he said.

Read the News Release: Episcopal News Service – WORLD REPORT.

What is the Spirit saying to us (in concrete, practical terms)? Leave a comment.

Author: Daniel Rondeau

I am a husband and father and an Episcopal Priest (now retired) in the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego.

2 thoughts on “Care for the environment: care for our children”

  1. I read this with interest…I assumed he was going to say that by caring for our children, we care for the environment. Instead he id it the other way around—caring for the environment shows care for our children. I can’t help but wonder if it doesn’t hold the other way around as well?

  2. I believe that teaching our children is a major component of caring for our children. I believe that, at first and fundamentally, children learn more from our example than from our words. I definitely believe that care for our children includes both good stewardship of creation, today, and teaching our children, by example more than words, what it means to care for creation. A long way to say, “Yes,” to your question.

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