This week let’s talk about the Beginning… and faith.
There is a movement within the Christian Church about creationism. Unfortunately, the parts of Genesis (meaning origin) that are usually preached about are:
- that the world is 6,000 years old more or less
- that God (Yahweh) made the world in six days
- that God gave dominion of the world over to “man” and
- that Eve messed up for all of us by eating the fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
What most are forgetting… and many scholars of the Torah and Christianity say we are missing is that we… humanity… were made care-takers of creation. Care Takers.
Eibhlín and Orla are care-takers of Samantha, our grandchild. Does that mean they abuse her? Does that mean that they use her to get their own way? Does that mean they have the right to kill her? No. No. and Definitely NO.
They enjoy her. They play with her. They feed her. They nurture her.
Samantha is loved by them, treasured by them, and cherished by them
How – as people of faith – can we do any less for our air, water, plants… the planet?
We are care-takers… not destroyers. Every action we take HAS to be FOR our world not against… EVERY ACTION.
|Weeping Earth - Art by Eibhlín Mohally Renk|
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