Monday, 17 September 2007

The end of the world is nigh!

It's been absolutely ages since I saw a poster saying this or something like it and yet there is far more truth in this than we may think.
The world is going crazy! We are warned about all sorts of problems in respect of climate change and the hole in the ozone layer but do we really do anything about it?
A lot of people I know are recycling like crazy and using low energy light bulbs and buying electrical goods with the best rating. The problem is I know many more who are not in the slightest bit interested in any of this sort of thing - 'It's not my problem!' they say, 'I'll be dead before it has any real effect!' and yet there is much evidence to show that we are heading to global warming quite fast. The latest thing this weekend I read was giant European wasps who have come here because our climate is now so much warmer than it used to be.
I think that many people hold the view there is nothing that can be done to stop it and yet there is much we can do to slow it down - and yes we may not be around when it gets really bad but our children and their children may be, and don't we owe it to them to do our best to address these issues and hopefully give them a better quality of life.
I think too often we ignore these things at our peril and how did F.Pratt Green put it in his hymn 'God in His love for us.... at v 4 'Earth is the Lord's; it is ours to enjoy it, Ours as His stewards, to farm and defend. From its pollution, misuse and destruction, Good Lord, deliver us, world without end!' (Hymns & Psalms 343)
The hymn of course says much more which is absolutely relevant to this topic and is a hymn that we might do well to take to heart.

1 comment:

Turbulent Cleric said...

That hymn is so relvant to us today. If only more would take it in for its shows that Christian theology and environmentalism are on the same side on this momentous issus.