Does “creation” have anything to do with God whom I call “Creator”? Oh, pish posh. Surely God isn’t worried about how we handle His creation that He created. His main concern is making His followers happy and prosperous, yes? And if we need to consume the rest of His creation to make us happy, then I’m sure God doesn’t mind.
And these: Only Democrats and loosey-goosey liberals care about the earth. It’s a giant conspiracy to distract us from the abortion and gay issues, which evidently are the only subjects worth worrying about.
Cough, cough, choke. I am horrifically embarrassed and ashamed to admit that that is EXACTLY what I used to think. And a few months ago, I mustered up enough courage to write An Apology to Democrats (and Jesus), but goodness, it sure felt a bit too-little-too-late. Good thing it’s never too late to tell Jesus you’re sorry.
So, today’s topic: WASTE. But first, another list of excuses for why I won’t be as engaged in today’s discussion as I’d love to be. My beloved Grandma died this weekend, and family is going to start pouring in from all kinds of places. Soccer started tonight (Monday), one of my daughters is sick, Gabe is still struggling (but I’ve got some good news to share on that front), and I’m speaking at a MOPS group tomorrow at 9:30 a.m.
That’s why I’m not going to say a whole lot of my own stuff or copy down every quote of Jen’s I found hilarious (like how she’d rather have her saliva permanently transmuted to urine than spend extended time at the mall–AMEN.).
I’m going to ask you 1 question, and then ask you to share YOUR story. And I’m going to urge you to be honest and bold, even if you haven’t even begun to do one single thing right in this area yet. YOU ARE NOT ALONE, I can pretty much guaranteed it.
Here we go!
1. Which of Jen’s 7 Habits for a Greener Life are you already doing, and which are you hankering (or feeling convicted) to try? And what things would you add?
Conserving energy and water
Driving only one car
Shopping thrift and second-hand
Buying only local
2. Tell us your green/waste/earth day/creation care story. Your past story, your now story, what you’d love your story to be someday. Be honest, be real. If you’re already awesome at this, try to be humble so we don’t hate you. Just tell your story. We love stories!