Thursday, February 11, 2016

How to deal with climate change

I am all for us trying to reduce carbon emissions and other pollutants, and I try to moderate my consumption and do what I can. Ultimately, there are many aspects of the climate that are beyond our control. I read the following passage from Jeremiah 17 in the morning prayer of my Magnificat magazine this morning:
Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord
whose hope is the Lord
He is like a tree planted beside the waters
that stretches out its roots to the stream:

It fears not the heat when it comes,
its leaves stay green;
In the year of drought it shows no distress,
but still bears fruit.
A book I'm reading, which I will soon post about, has helped me to focus more on the spiritual reality that really matters. Trusting in God, we need not worry about the climate. God will ultimately take care of us, even beyond physical death. If God is for us, nothing can be against us.

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