afraid that since Jimmy spoke these words, the concept of
honoring nature's gifts has taken quite a beating,
especially here in America. We've gone from being
more ecology-minded to driving Humvees and SUV's, putting
more and more pollution in the air than we would if we
drove cars that got good mileage, and in the meantime
killing millions more trees than would have died
otherwise, putting tons more pollutants in the air than we
would have otherwise, and using up more fossil fuels than
we would have otherwise.
that's just what we're doing with fossil fuels.
Plastics? Waste? Landfills? In the very
large picture, there's little evidence that we're honoring
anything at all that God has given us through his gift of
said, how can I make a difference? Of course, the
only difference that I truly can make is in what I do
personally, and I can hope that others see the model and
respond well to it, that there's some sort of ripple
effect caused by my actions. It's not healthy or
helpful for me to worry about what other people are doing
when I have no control over their actions; I can only do
and be what and who I feel called to do and be.
peace and love can prevail on the earth, they will do so
in the small ways--ways that can come from you.
We'll teach our children to honor the gifts of nature
through our examples--and that's an example that you can
set, if you but choose to do so.