Social Justice & Advocacy Column July 25
Musings on Last Week’s Epistle
Please listen. Not because anyone wants to be right. It is bad news that the earth is heating up while our trust in God is cooling down. No more slavery to the Empire of Exxon. And more of the breathing, birthing Abba.
All creation is groaning. The liberated, courageous children of God must face our fears, confess the damage we’ve done, and finally fulfill our vocation to care for creation. Basically, I’m in favor of a hotter God and cooler Earth. If we were more enflamed with the Spirit, maybe we bring could down Earth’s temperature — by a little at least.
Diana Butler Bass