by Carol Howard Merritt
Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 43:16-21
For Sunday, March 17, 2013: Year B—Lent 5
The reports seem more desperate each month, as we watch how the climate changes. We know that the earth warms, icecaps melt, and habitats evolve.
As we think about what might come, we realize that India and China are moving from agriculture to industry and their growing populations are becoming increasingly dependent on energy. We dig deeper for coal and drill farther for oil as our global consumption grows. We fight wars over oil, using violence and death to plunder the limited resources.
Our anxiety increases as we realize that poorer regions of the globe, developing countries that do not use as much crude, will become more desperate with the changes. [Read more...]