For Jesus the way the disciples (and the way we) have been taught relationship is problematic. The way we have been taught to compete and to count insiders and outsiders, it won’t work if you want to follow Jesus. It won’t work if you want to do something about climate change.
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The Wisdom of the Cross and Climate Change
The wisdom of the cross asks us to see the painful truths, to see the suffering of climate change, not to avert our gaze, and the wisdom of the cross asks us to also see the beauty that can happen even in the ugliest of situations. The wisdom of the cross is that dread does not have the last word. There is always a reason to hope. There is always a reason to call our fellow human beings to stop living out of fear, to stop living in denial, to work with hope for new life.
St Francis, Ecologist
Holy Communion UCity · The Rev. Mike Angell: St Francis, Ecologist Saint Francis of Assisi might well have been in the mind of Flannery O’Conner when she wrote, ““You shall know the truth, and the truth will make you odd.” Saint Francis was a bit of an odd duck. Francis didn’t start out that way.Continue reading “St Francis, Ecologist”
Is there room for conservatism in America? (Questions for America Part 2)
I know it may come as a surprise for some of you, to hear me ask: “Is there room for conservatism in America?” But on personal levels, national levels, and global levels we could learn to slow down, to consider the ramifications of our actions.