Our Destruction of God’s Creation
Opening Prayer: Canticle of the Sun by St. Francis
Overview: Class began with people sharing favorite scripture passages, readings, poems and quotations about the wonders of creation (see Week 1 for details). We then turned our attention to the destruction of God’s creation by watching a National Geographic video about the causes and effects of climate change. We discussed the various ways we contribute to climate change, including a vibrant discussion of the effect of raising meat for our consumption on climate change. We ended with a discussion about carbon fasts and calculating our carbon footprint for homework.
Lenten Carbon Fast Resources:
Closing Prayer: Prayer for the Future of the Human Race (BCP at 828)
O God our heavenly Father, you have blessed us and given us dominion over all the earth:
Increase our reverence before the mystery of life;
and give us new insight into your purposes for the human race,
and new wisdom and determination in making provision for its future in accordance with your will;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.