Today's loaves and fishes
I love these thoughts that came in response to yesterday's posting:
At 10/03/2007 01:53:00 PM, Anonymous said...
I believe God blesses every attempt to do right, as long as we are in earnest when we make that attempt. The best we can do is to follow our highest conception of right under the circumstances, and act on our impulses. It doesn't matter whether we're putting solar panels on our roof, buying a hybrid vehicle, or simply slowing down to 10 miles less than the posted speed limit or replacing some light bulbs with CFLs in order to decrease our negative impact on the global situation. I am reminded of the widow who gave the tiny donation, but was praised by Jesus as having given the most because it was all she had, and was given with gratitude and humility. I believe our trying to find solutions to common problems will be honored by God and multiplied like the loaves and fishes given so willingly, as long as we're truly doing the best we can to protect the environment and understand His plan for it.
Our efforts will be "multiplied like the loaves and the fishes." That idea gave me such peace! It reminds me of Y2K, which I wrote about here, and how unseen activity was actually solving the problem for all of us. I can bring out and dust off my prayer from that time—which was, that those in a position to do what needs to be done will know what to do and will do it, because Mind governs them and us and knows already what to do.
I love the idea of experiencing the unlimited within seemingly limited resources.
I know—this is my conviction—that once the idea is more generally accepted that we must turn around our consumption and look at our usage with an eye on the long term AND an eye on our neighbors (current and future), we are finding and will continue to find holistic and satisfying solutions.
The vision of a people's use of energy dependent on harmony with all things, sustainability, reusability, efficiency and longevity is thrilling to consider. It is noble, unselfish and touches on the sacred.
Say "Amen!" somebody!
I'll say Amen!
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