Christians and Saving the Environment

I made a comment yesterday on twitter –see my twitter updates– about gas guzzling SUV’s being in the parking lot at the health food store. It was a true. I was sitting in the parking lot of the Fresh Market off of Trenholm road when I wrote it.

My wife said –and she shops at health food stores often– that just because someone buys organic bananas (I’m paraphrasing) doesn’t meant that they care about the environment.

So, that led me to this post today. What is our responsibility, as a Christian, to the environment?

What does God have to say about us taking care of the only planet He’s given us? Do you think He cares if we pollute, litter and tear down all of the trees? Are we culpable for the problems we create? Somewhere inside of me is a resounding YES trying to verbalize itself.

At our home church my wife realized they don’t recycle, anything. We have giant meals with hundreds of people and all of the plastic, Styrofoam and aluminum goes right straight into the dumpster. I’m proud of her because she has started the process of getting a recycling mentality into our church’s leadership, at least to whatever level she can.

There are people in our church who have downsized their cars, but was it for fuel economy or environmental concerns?

If you know me, then you know I’m not a tree-hugging, liberal, save the spotted owl, kind of guy, but I do think there is a responsibility we have to God and each other to be good stewards of what God has given us, mainly Earth.

So, if you aren’t recycling at home then start now. In fact, tonight. If you notice your church is being bad stewards concerning resources then speak up, respectfully of course. Let’s see what happens.

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3 Responses to Christians and Saving the Environment

  1. The Wife says:

    I am so proud of you Roy!

  2. Em says:

    Good point Roy, recycling should not be optional and I do think it is a responsibility to God. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go change my newborns millionth non-biodegradable diaper….oh well, I can’t do it all.

  3. roy says:

    Em, thanks for the comment. Maybe you need to use those cloth diapers and wash them by hand in a tub in the yard. That is how a true environmentalist would do it. (but you have to use biodegradable soap)

    roy

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