The earth is the Lord’s, and all that is in it; the world and all who dwell therein.
When we think about the planet, the solar system, the world as we know it, and as we learn more, and learn how much we don’t know, it is easy to feel incredibly small. When we hear of our world changing, climate changing, biosystems changing, animal species being destroyed, it hard to imagine how one person’s action, one person’s act of faith could possibly make a difference.
Mother Theresa said once, “There are no great things; only small things with great love.” She also said of herself, “I’m but a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.”
What if there was something we could do? What if there were a series of small acts of faith, small practices, new habits we could start that did make a difference in care and concern for God’s creation? Would you do it?
Each month we are going to focus on one theme with several small actions and habits you can introduce into your life. These themes have been shown, and we have faith, that they will indeed make a change to the ways we treat creation and the effects of human behavior on creation.
We are calling this process “Restoring God’s Earth: A Year of Personal Action.” Each month will introduce a new theme, and each week we will offer several practical suggestions for you to try out.
Please click the link below for each month’s theme and actions. You will also find a printable pdf poster that you are welcome to use in your congregation.
We invite you to be God’s pencil in the world. As Archbishop Desmond Tutu said, “Do your little bit of good where you are; its these little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”