How is the Earth crying out?
Each week we'll highlight a current event or ongoing story from world and reflect on it through the lens of the gospel. First check out this article linked below.
Race to the Bottom: Draining Summer Lake
Reflect and Act:
We hear Jesus, at the end of this week's gospel story, tell the Pharisees that even if the voices of the people fell silent "the stones would shout out." Jesus knows that it is not just the people gathered at the gates of Jerusalem that want liberation and justice, but creation itself. If the protesting voices of the people stop, the trees and lakes and birds and stones and shrubs would cry out for justice and freedom. In this week's news story we hear about a 10,000 year old spring that is on the verge of running dry from the combination of overuse and climate change. These waters are crying out, and those writing about it are amplifying their voices to bring about change, and freedom for the Earth to be as it desires. What are the plants, animals, or natural places in your community suffering from the effects of human abuse or climate change? Who are the beings (human, animal, etc.) that are being affected by this injustice? What is one small thing you can do to amplify these voices crying out, or work to bring about change? Take some time to share your ideas with your group.