“Seeds of Hope”
in a series sponsored by the Green Team
by Don Hoyle
Why should you be concerned about the pollution of our planet?
- In Psalms 24 we read, “The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world and those who live in it:” ( NRSV)
- St. Paul affirms in Acts 17:28 when addressing the Greeks in Athens, “I come representing the God “in whom we live and move and have our being; as even some of our own poets have said, ‘For we too are his offspring.’
- Our Native American heritage expresses this same all-inclusive nature of God, the giver of all. When a representative from the government tried to buy Indian land, Chief Seattle said, “How can we sell you the land? We do not own the land. We are a part of it.”
- The documentary “The Journey of the Universe” shows how the process of the development of the planet shows a co-relationship between the DNA of man’s development and the development of the planet.
We all are called to play a part in our human-discovered call to save our planet from disastrous change. As a shirt my granddaughter gave me says, “No one can do everything, but everyone must do something.”
Here’s the first suggested energy-saving action that can be a seed of hope for a new day of human environmental responsibility. Have you ever thought of how much you could save in your monthly electric bill if you limited the use of your electric clothes dryer by hanging your clothes outside on a line or on an old-fashioned wooden rack? Your clothes dryer probably uses the most electricity of all your home appliances. Take one step. Save electricity and cut down on pollution.