Earth Day

We do not rule over nature, and we are very much connected to every single natural phenomenon. And because we are part of the natural world, whatever we do to harm it, harms ourselves. Seems to be self evident, doesn’t it? If we pollute our water, what are we going to drink? If we pollute our food, what are we going to eat? If we pollute our climate, where are we going to live? It is in our own very best interest to acknowledge the interdependence of God’s creation of which we are part. In Genesis 2, God has assigned us the role of a gardener, a caretaker. We are here to work in the garden, so that the plants may bloom and bear fruit, the animals may thrive, and the interconnected systems of waters, lands, skies, plants and animals can flourish to the benefit of all.

Rev. Kristin Luana Baumann, sermon on Earth Day 2017, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Port Angeles WA.

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