Every day, appreciate creation. Go outside today, and say out lout to yourself or someone else, “What a beautiful day God has made!” And mean it when you say it. It’s amazing, the difference you’ll feel toward creation when you make a practice of being grateful for it.
We stewards also need to make changes in our lives that reflect our gratitude for creation. For an immediate impact on the earth, start watching what you eat. Truly healthy foods are healthy for both the environment and our bodies because they require minimal processing, packaging or shipping. Instead of processed fruit or energy bars, choose the actual source material: Eat an apple! Try eating lower on the food chain several times a week. This means going meat free, focusing on vegetable combinations and other sources of protein. Explore and experiment with new recipes.
This was adapted from “Faith reflections: Everyday earth day” by Amy Waelchli that appeared in the April 2013 issue Cafe. Today is the fourth Sunday of Easter and Earth Day. Please pray for traveling mercies for the Women of the ELCA executive board members who travel home today.
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