Food for Thought (2/18/16)

“Look at the birds of the air; they do not reap or store away in barns and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” Matthew 6:26

Now that we know what it means to be a caretaker, how can we apply that to our lives? I’m not suggesting that everyone should go vegan, join a co-op, and start wearing hemp cloth. I understand that is not realistic or practical in today’s society. However, there are many easy changes you can make in your daily life that will improve the quality of creation. The following lifestyle changes are practical and do-able! Many people today, including myself are aware of these simple habits and practice them on a daily basis…

  1. Start by REUSING! Recycling is wonderful, but it’s better to reuse what we have instead of consuming more and more. A refillable water bottle is one of the easiest ways to reduce the plastic going into recycling systems (or landfills in some cases) every day.
  2. Remember that clean water is a precious resource! Often times we forget that there are parts of the world that don’t have access to clean water, but it is such a vital resource that we tend to abuse in developed countries. Shutting off the water while you’re brushing your teeth, shaving, or shampooing your hair are simple ways to prevent water waste.

What seems like a minor inconvenience to us can make such a positive impact in the state of creation. Next week we will be talking about waste, the implications of wasting and how to prevent it. Some food for thought…

Are there lifestyle changes you are willing and able to make to help creation? How much water do you waste on a daily basis? How much plastic goes into circulation annually?

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