If there isn’t a special place in Hell for those who willfully destroy the natural beauty of our beautiful planet, there should be. The unmitigated greed that blinds those raping our world’s natural resources is evil incarnate. Scott Pruitt, doing his best to dismantle the EPA is but one example.
I just read where a sperm whale died on a beach near Barcelona, Spain. An autopsy was performed to determine the cause of death. The scientists concluded its death resulted from over 60 pounds of plastic waste in its stomach.
We are destroying our planet. It is as if we think we have a spare.
Spoiler alert: we don’t.
Silence in the face of unmistakable human rights violations is not golden. Such silence is unadulterated yellow.
One current example is the unbelievable violence against young black men in this country by law enforcement officers. White suspects are not shot 10 or 20 times.
These are human rights violations that I am used to seeing in dictatorships and third world nations without a functioning rule of law. This violence has to stop. It’s time to police the police.
Easter Sunday prayer
How amazing is your love, A love that overcomes, endures and redeems.
How astounding is your life, A life that sustains, heals and creates.
How awesome is your hope ,A hope that promises, restores and inspires.
How absorbing is your truth, A truth that releases, changes and rebuilds.
How we worship you, as we remember the moment when your love conquered.
When out of the cave of sorrow Jesus arose to release forgiveness to the world.
And each time we encounter this resurrection day we are again lifted to an eternal place.
Our sin, brokenness and darkness fall away and your light and peace flood our lives.
How we thank you for this incredible celebration we call Easter.