Something to think and pray about this week
Climate Grief and Christian Hope
When I speak of hope I mean a hope that is firmly grounded in God’s goodness, power and wisdom and which makes us open to do what God wants of us. The simple divine command, ‘Go!’ rings out across the scriptures when things are at their lowest, and if obeyed, the impossible happens and disaster is averted…When Moses protests his unsuitability – ‘Who am I to go to Pharaoh?’ – God clarifies where the needed power lies: ‘Who gives speech to mortals, who makes them mute or deaf, seeing or blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now go, and I will be with you and teach you what you are to speak’ (Ex 4:13) Our task is to trust desperately, to stay close to God and to do what God asks. Such hope unlocks energy and creativity.
Excerpted from Creation Walk: The Amazing Story of a Small Blue Planet
by Brian Grogan SJ