Daily Worship

This is the point

Laura Digan December 21, 2023 3 3
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Matthew 7: 12 (NRSVA)

12 ‘In everything do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets.

I have written a lot about the need for us to take action to save our planet, God’s beautiful creation, from environmental catastrophe. And what I hear from so many people is: what is the point?

‘There is nothing us wee people can do.’  

‘It is the big corporations we need to be going after.’ 

‘Why bother, when other countries aren’t taking action.’

But there is a point. Because our individual actions can influence other people. Our actions have power. As Jesus tells us, do to others what you have them do to you. If you were living on an island that was being eroded by rising sea levels and your very existence was under threat, how would you want others to act? If your family were threatened with famine caused by drought how would you want others to act? 

Let us be prompted to take individual action to care for the planet we live on because we want to treat our brothers and sisters around the world how we too would want to be treated, with love and compassion. 





Give us the wisdom to see that our actions have consequences. 

Give us courage to let go of our selfish ways.

Give us the gumption to act individually filled with love and compassion for your world and all who live upon it.