Well, friends, today is Earth Day. Even though New York is supposed to get rain later on, right now it’s beautiful and sunny outside. It’s the kind of day that makes it easy to thank God for all the beauty that surrounds us. I must admit, while I do recycle and use reusable bags when I grocery shop, that is about as far as I got into the green movement. Yet, there seems to be a nice correlation between thinking of the environment and our spiritual well being that makes me want to work harder at both.
In many respects, the green movement reminds us that we have to think about others and the future, not just ourselves and the here and now. That’s a message that is found so many times in the Gospel, especially from Jesus as he talks about caring for others and eternal life. It makes me smile to think that Jesus may have been a fan of the green movement. Today, I think I’ll take a nice walk outside and try to be more conscious of the beauty around and try to take care to do my part to keep it that way – and at the same time say a little prayer of thanks to God, the maker of it all.