CLIMATE WEEK DAY FOUR: Politics

You remember the parable of the Rich Fool (Luke 12:13-21)…

 “Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store my surplus grain. And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.”’

We have an economy that sounds pretty much like this! We’re in constant pursuit of economic growth while busily destroying our planet, the livelihoods of our global neighbours and the future of our children and grandchildren.

Changing our own habits is not enough we need to change the system Two hundred years ago William Wilberforce campaign for the complete abolition of slavery. In doing so he righted an injustice that was accepted by many Christians and much of secular society. Now we have a much greater injustice to contend with: climate change.

Please join me in supporting HOPE FOR THE FUTURE. Can you write to your MP? RIGHT NOW? Can you hold a “Climate Write In” to get the whole congregation writing? What about getting your family and friends involved? Don’t forget to include a photo of your children/grandchildren/or someone from the younger generation whose future is at stake.

Living God,

from ice melting to polar bears dying,

we are damaging your creation.

Forgive us and free us from fear and denial.

May your Spirit so envision us,

that governments gladly choose

policies for healing and gentle change.

Bless us, so that our lives honour your gift of life.

Amen.      Chris Polhill (From A Heart For Creation)